At this year's annual JROTC Awards Ceremony, a Cake Cutting Ceremony was initiated in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of ROTC. Over 800 parents and extended family members took place in the awards ceremony!
Pictured left to right are the cadre and cadets selected to help cut the cake for the ceremony on behalf of the 2000 cadets in JROTC in the Mobile County School District: LeFlore High School Army Instructor - SFC (Ret) Cynthia Arrington; Brigade Commander – Cadet COL Andrew Cherry; Deputy Brigade Commander – Cadet COL Phillip Russell, Deputy Brigade Commander – Cadet Tamera Turner; Youngest Cadet in the Brigade – Cadet CPL James Cade; Brigade Command Sergeant Major – Cadet CSM Daniel Blitch
LTC (Ret) Robert F. Barrow, the Mobile County Public School System Director of Army Instruction, cuts the cake for Cadets Russell and Cherry.
Baker High School Work-Based learning students participated in a field trip to Remington College. Students were given the opportunity to experience various course offerings helping them to be better informed when making decisions for life after high school.
We are pleased to announce that the construction of the new JROTC Air Rifle Range at B.C. Rain High School is well underway. The former range was removed to make room for the recently completed Aviation Training building on campus. Rain High School's JROTC Rifle Team was once held in high regard at state and national level competitions. However, over the past few years, they have been unable to practice due to the lack of an adequate facility. According to Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Donald Brady, the Senior Army Instructor at Rain High School, "The cadets are very excited about starting up a rifle team beginning next school year...we hope to be competing at the state and national levels within the next two years and maintain the Red Raider tradition of excellence when it comes to rifle marksmanship." For those that do not know, air rifle marksmanship, shooting a .177 caliber pellet, is an Olympic Sport. Teams throughout the Mobile County Public School System compete annually against each other and across the State of Alabama.
Theodore High School Career Tech students collected canned goods for the Bay Area Food Bank in Theodore.Students participating in the annual CTE Roundup recruitment luncheon were asked to bring canned goods as part of the price of admission to the function. The CTE Roundup gives CTE students the opportunity to network with students from all program areas. By collecting canned goods for the food bank, CTE students get to participate in a service project that benefits the entire community.
Davidson High School’s Career Preparedness teacher Karen Price’s class is participating in a Junior Achievement (JA) program this quarter. Volunteer Justin Mercer, Trustmark Vice President and fellow Davidson Warrior (Class of 2003), has been working with her students using the JA Career Success Curriculum. Students get to see, first-hand, the skills needed to be successful in today’s world of work.
Junior Achievement is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade program working in schools to develop work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. Volunteers use experiential learning to inspire students to develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship.
Ms. Price’s students look forward to Justin’s visit each week. Junior Achievement makes applying what they’ve learned in the classroom interesting and fun.