Central High School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Cadet Major Emia Sesson was named the Outstanding Cadet of the Year for the Alabama Society, Sons of the American Revolution for SY 2020-21. Cadet Sesson received the SAR Silver Outstanding Cadet Medal, certificate, and $750. Cadet Sesson also received the Bronze Award and $100 from the Black Warrior River Chapter in Tuscaloosa. Cadet Sesson will now represent Alabama at the national level in July 2021. Pictured are (L-R) Black Warrior River Chapter President Col (Ret) Rich Johnson, Cadet Emia Sesson, Alabama Committee Chairman MSG (Ret.) David Jones
Central High School NJROTC Red Devil Battalion is proud to announce Johana Garcia is the first cadet in the class of 2021 to enlist in the Navy! Cadet Garcia holds a NJROTC certificate and will graduate boot camp as an E-3 and she was awarded a $2,000 bonus upon signing her enlistment contract. Upon successful completion of her inventory physical fitness test at boot camp she will receive a second $2,000 bonus. Johana has signed her contract to serve as a Logistics Specialist. Major Fenell, USMC (ret) had the honor and privilege of administering Johana’s Oath of Enlistment. A heartfelt [...]
The Central High School NJROTC Red Devil Battalion is proud to announce Cadet Charles Fields enlisted in the National Guard as a Human Resources Specialist. After completing boot camp Cadet Fields will be promoted to the enlisted grade of E-3, receive a $20,000 bonus, attend Airborne school and will be assigned to the 20th Special Forces unit in Gadsden Alabama. Pictured with Cadet Charles Fields is his recruiter Staff Sergeant Matt Oden.
The Central High School NJROTC Red Devil Battalion is proud to congratulate Cadet Battalion Commander Christopher Snipes on his enlistment in the Army Reserves. Cadet Snipes used his NJROTC credential to enlist as an E-3 and he was awarded a $20,000 signing bonus. In addition he received a $200 GI Bill kicker and will receive $50,000 to pay off his student loan while he attends college at Auburn University. Cadet Snipes enlisted for 6 years, will serve as a Technical Engineer, and ships off to boot camp July 13, 2021 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. [...]
MOBILE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM GETS $1 MILLION GRANT FROM NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FOR JROTC STEM LEADERSHIP ACADEMYTEAMTRI2020-01-17T22:37:25+00:00
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of about $1 million to Mobile County Public Schools to fund the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy and study how it helps develop a regional workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. “How wonderful that the National Science Foundation is investing in the youth of today and this leadership program through JROTC,” MCPSS Superintendent Martha Peek said. “I could not be prouder of everyone who has been involved in this.” Read the full article here: mcpssthewire.com/?p=3068
The National High School Drill Team Championships (NHSDTC) is one of the nation’s best-known and oldest Junior ROTC (JROTC) competitions. This gathering of top cadets and corps from across the nation, is held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida. The U.S. Army Cadet Command sponsors this event, which has now grown to feature some of the top cadets from all service branches. More than 180,000 cadets, instructors and parents have attended the NHSDTC competition. This year, two schools from Alabama participated in this exciting event – Hazel Green High School and Bob Jones High School. The Navy JROTC Program from Hazel Green High School competed in the 2019 [...]