This year, several cadets gave up their spring break to participate in the second annual Marine Corps Boot Camp trip for our unit. JRHS cadets were joined by cadets from Patrick Henry, Lee-Davis, and Henrico High Schools for a week at the Parris Island Recruit Training facility in Parris Island, South Carolina. In addition to being yelled at by Marine Drill Instructors from 0400 through the rest of the day while doing PT and marching, cadets also participated in an obstacle course, climbed up and down a rappel tower and much more. The experience gives the cadets a small taste of the life of a Marine recruit and hopefully instills a sense of confidence and purpose that they can bring back to our unit.
Check out this video of our unit’s boot camp experience
HOORAH to the Drill, Academic, and PT teams on their outstanding performance for the 2015-2016 season! As this is the unit’s first year at Area 5 Championships, we look forward to an even better year next year!
On Friday, 18 March, the unit held an All-Company Formation. During the formation, Principal Ellick spoke to the Cadets about the unit’s impressive performance at Area 5 Championships and was presented with the Second Place Academic trophy earned at Area. Also featured was a performance by the Unarmed Exhibition team, which preceded several awards, including the frocking of Cadets Jack Pearcy, Spencer Willett, and Meily Yong to the rank of Cadet Seaman (E-3) and Cadet Daniel Cappiello to Cadet Petty Officer Third Class (E-4). In addition, the Company Staff roster for the 2016-2017 Academic Term was announced. The Cadets of the month for March, 2016 are Cadet PO/3 Daniel Cappiello for the NS1 award and Cadet PO/3 Quinn Lilly for the upperclassman award. HOORAH to all Cadets who received these rewards and the ones listed below:
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