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Veteran’s 5k Registration

This year we are hosting the 6th Annual Rapids Run for Veterans 5K. Every year the James River High School NJROTC holds a race on the week before veterans day to raise money for veterans. All of the proceeds go to helping veterans in need. This year we are supporting the Fisher House.
Registration prices are as followed:
Active duty or veterans registration $10
Teacher registration – $12.50
Regular/other registration – $20
The race will take place on November 9th at 9:00 AM at James River High School. We welcome to walk up registrations, but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. All who register before October 17th  are guaranteed a t-shirt. For any questions, contact us at rapidsrun4veterans@gmail.com.
To sign up, fill out the google form below.  You will use PayPal to make payments.  Do not “chip in” anonymously, we need to match your form to your payment.
Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause.

It’s time to engage your Amazon Smile supporters…

With our ever present methods of supporting the James River High school NJROTC’s  you can now help fund our unit with our newest supporter, Amazon Smiles. Fathers day is right around the corner and there is no better place to shop for a last minute gift then the link provided below. By shopping on the link below, Amazon will give back a portion of the money spent.  Amazon Smiles is the perfect place to shop gifts for any circumstances and I personally encourage all of the cadets to click the link below and start shopping now.

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Area 5 Brain Brawl 2019

On March 23rd, cadets Brandau C, Cosby, Crump, Doniger, and Raymond competed in the Area 5 Brain Brawl championship!  The stakes were high in this championship round, and they came out on top!  JRHS’s Brain Brawl team scored the most overall points throughout the day against 8 teams, and landed second place in the final championship round.  This means James River is going to nationals with Green Run and Princess Anne!

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Amazing job Brain Brawlers!  Get ready for nationals!

Area 5 2019

Congratulations to the 40 cadets who traveled to Virginia Beach for this year’s Area 5 Invitational!  The privilege of going to Area 5 is a long and arduous fight, and the cadets earned every bit of it!  For the 3rd time in the unit’s history, and the 2nd time in a row, this is with no doubts an outstanding accomplishment.

The 2 day period was full of competition and celebration.  Here are some highlights!

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Armed Exhibition, lead by c/ENS Stella Crump

 

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Armed Basic, led by c/ENS Samuel Raymond

 

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Uniform Personnel Inspection Team, led by c/LCDR Kiara Prera

 

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Unarmed Basic Team, led by c/CPO Ryan Watson

 

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Color Guard Team, led by c/ENS Dillon Brandau

 

Due to weather, cadets were unable to compete in the relay.  However, push ups and curl ups were still good to go!

 

Special thanks to our seniors, who stayed with the unit through thick and thin.  They guided our teams through the years, and taught everything they knew.  While this was their last drill meet, they will always be present with us in spirit, even as they move onto their own paths.

Outstanding job, cadets!  Let’s fight and pray for another year at Area 5 in 2020!
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AMI 2019 and Cadets of the Month

On February 6, Area 5 Manager Captain Jim Daniels visited our school for the biennial Area Manager Inspection.  This included a uniform inspection, drill presentation, marching pass and review, and an awards ceremony!  Here are some highlights!

 

The following cadets received awards:

Exemplary Personnel Appearance:
Cadets Bickford, Chashkin, Childress, Hamilton, Holt, Moro, Rodriguez C, Rodriguez H, and Vanderpool.

Physical Fitness:
Cadets Alveranga, Benjamin, Bonilla, Bradley, Brown, Cappiello, Carter, Cosby, Cramer, Crim, Crump, De Matos, Hernandez, Doniger, Druktenis, Eveline, Fields, Finchum, Hamilton, Harris, Henry, Hines, Holt, Jenkins, Luther, Mejia, Moore, Moro, Morris, Prera, Murphy, Newton, Perkins, Ramirez, Raymond, Rodriguez C, Ruffin, Russell, Sarpong, Sidorov, Singleton, Tocarchik, and Watson.

Color Guard:
Cadets Holt and Raymond

Academic Team:
c/SA Tocarchik

Drill Team:
Cadets Sarpong and Tocarchik

Orienteering:
Cadets Bradley and Sarpong

Recruiting:
Cadets Doniger, Hines, and Raymond

Unit Service:
c/SA Benjamin

Community Service:
c/SA Perkins
c/SN Fields

Inter Service Competition:
c/SA Benjamin

Advancements:

c/PO1 Tylicia Singleton, advanced to cadet Chief Petty Officer
c/PO1 Randall Swineford, advanced to cadet Chief Petty Officer
c/PO1 Savannah Peck, advanced to cadet Chief Petty Officer

Cadets of the month:

 

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Congratulations to c/SN Murphy and c/SN Fields for receiving the Cadet of the Month award!

Special mentions:

Special congratulations to c/PO1 Wells for becoming an official member of the National Guard!

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Remembrance of Lance Corporal Karl R. Linn

January 26th makes the 14 year anniversary of the day when LCPL Karl R. Linn, a JRHS alumni, was killed in action in Iraq.  This year, to honor his life and sacrifice, our Honor Guard traveled to Culpeper Cemetery, to render honors and lay flowers for LCPL Linn’s grave.

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Simultaneously, cadets went to Karl Linn Dr. to clean up litter on the street, and to place a new bow on the sign in honor of LCPL Linn.

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Take some time today to remember LCPL Linn, his life and sacrifice, and the sacrifice of all those who have given their lives protecting our country.  Don’t forget those who have lost their sons and daughters in the line of duty.