JROTC Raider Team Challenge is a physically demanding competition that tests the stamina and teamwork capabilities of the participants. Rain High School participated in this event for the first time this year and took 3rd Place out of 8 teams that competed! LTC Don Brady and his two colleagues, 1SG Gill and 1SG Wright, are implementing some wonderful initiatives at Rain High School.
Bryant Center Health Science Internship students completed their job shadow clinical at Springhill Medical Center during the week of October 26-29. Students are able to go into a specific area within the hospital to observe the various health care careers in that area. Internship students Geraline Sanders and Anissa McCall were able to see firsthand the da Vinci xi Robotic surgery machine. Geraline was able to use the machine just as a surgeon would by using the controls and looking into the computer screen to manipulate the robotic arms within the simulated torso. Thank you to Springhill Medical Center for the opportunity they gave our students to be educated and exposed to these wonderful experiences.
The Bryant Career Technical Center Health Science Internship students volunteered on October 30, at the "Bayou on the Move" event. The focus was on “Moving Toward A Healthy Community” for Bayou la Batre and the surrounding area. Toshieana Bennett, Marley Barbour, Kelsey Byrd, Geraline Sanders and Tranecia James (pictured left to right in group picture) were able to assist in Vision Screening, Cholesterol and Blood Sugar screenings, and Skin cancer screening hosted by the Bayou Clinic. The Lions Club was a major sponsor. There were many vendors from local banks, insurance resources, Job resources, mental and behavioral health services, credit and legal counseling and many more. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience in interacting with the community and having hands-on experience with the screenings.
Cadets from Mobile County enjoyed a great day of rappel training at the University of West Florida on Saturday, 10 October 2015. Students from Rain, LeFlore, Satsuma, and Chickasaw High School had a chance to learn rappel techniques from LTC (Ret) Robert Barrow and 1SG (Ret) Orville Lyttle. MSG Bryon Johnson and the UWF Army ROTC program provided the rappel tower. On the ground, MAJ (Ret) Bernie Holt, LTC (Ret) Donald Brady, MAJ (Ret) Daniel Burch, and 1SG Timothy Wright provided training on proper hook-up techniques and belay procedures.
MGM Cadets had the honor of supporting the Gulf Coast Veteran’s Advisory Council event at the USS Alabama Memorial Park on September 24, 2015. The purpose of the event was to provide services and information to local veterans. There were many homeless combat veterans that were there and received services. The event was kicked of the by the Davidson NJROTC Color Guard and the MGM AJROTC Honor Guard. Our cadets were able to interact with the veterans. It was a rewarding experience that they will not forget.
On September 30, 2015, twelve schools competed at Montgomery High School for the annual JROTC Physical Training Competition. MGM's Viking JROTC PT team took 1st place in the overall category! The winning team consisted of Fisher Sanders, Quinton Colby, Dakota Mayer, and James Hough. The following MGM JROTC cadets won individual awards:
1st Place Overall Male – Dakota Mayer
1st Place Sit-Ups Male – Dakota Mayer (112 sit-ups in two minutes!)
2nd Place Sit-Ups Male – Quinton Colby (110 sit-ups)