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Friday August 31, 2018 at 1:00pm Age: 80 days
Category: High School, District

JROTC READIES FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF SERVICE


JROTC members are busy meeting twice a week to prepare for the year ahead, and to welcome 27 new cadets to the program.

On their to-do list is the inventory and organization of the supply closet, including uniforms and awards, rifle inventory, replacement of photos and frames with up-to-date ranks and the 2018-19 leadership, creating folders and accounts for the new cadets, general cleanup, and much more. “I’m double checking each rifle’s serial number against inventory records,” said Security Officer Grant Gelinas.

Pouring over a large calendar, senior leaders are planning the cadets' participation in school and community events, trips and courses, academic competitions and drills, and even a Military Ball!

“I can’t wait for the LRC [Leadership Reaction Course] at West Point,” said Battalion Commander Cadet Lieutenant Colonel John Konopka. “It’s always a great experience to see the non-officer cadets trying their hardest and watching the look on their face when they succeed.”

“I’m looking forward to training the new cadets and staff in their positions,” said Battalion Executive Officer Cadet Major Heather Heinen. “And the Military Ball is one of my favorite events because it’s when we can all see that hard work pays off.” 

Additional 2018-19 JROTC officers are Command Sergeant Major George Trautlien, S-1 Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Grace Clark, S-2 Cadet Sergeant Grant Gelinas, S-3 Cadet First Sergeant Matthew Biddle, S-4 Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Tyler Stuart, S-5 Cadet Sergeant First Class Audrey Venter, S-6 Cadet Sergeant First Class Hannaj DesGranges, S-7 Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Elyssa Romero, Alpha Company Commander Cadet 1st Lieutenant Isaiah Long, and Bravo Company Commander Cadet 1st Lieutenant Jonathan Bozzone.

We thank them for their service and look forward to seeing them at school and community events throughout the year.