JROTC

 

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)

Spartanburg High School, in cooperation with the U.S. Army, offers a JROTC program to all its students. The mission of the JROTC program is “to help motivate young people to become better Americans.” Students electing to participate in the JROTC program will learn how to be more responsible leaders, work as a member of a team, gain leadership experience, learn and develop healthy nutrition habits, and gain appreciation for physical fitness. Students will be taught to think logically and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. The students will be introduced to their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. In addition to the core program, JROTC also provides extracurricular activities such as Drill Team, Color Guard Team, Marksmanship Team, Raider Team, and Academic Team. JROTC students participate in ceremonies, parades, adventure training, field trips, and community service projects.

SHS JROTC Upcoming Events for 2016 - 2017

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VIKING BATTALION LEADERSHIP 2015-2016

Battalion Commander: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Zy’ana Miller
Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Cadet Command Sergeant Major Jeremia Grant
Battalion Executive Officer: Cadet Major Geoffrey Goode
Battalion Personnel Officer: Cadet Captain Ebony Henderson
Battalion Security Officer: Cadet First Lieutenant Alex Meyer
Battalion Operations Officer: Cadet Major Makayla Harris
Battalion Logistics Officer: Cadet First Lieutenant Lacey Wilkinson
Battalion Special Projects Officer: Cadet First Lieutenant Savannah Stinson
Battalion Information Officer: Cadet Captain Nashiem Smith
Commander, Headquarters Company: Cadet Captain Tywana Carson
Commander, Alpha Company: Cadet Captain Ty’ Tiana Allen
Commander, Bravo Company: Cadet Captain Caleb Washington
Congratulations to the following JROTC cadets who were coronated as the 2016 JROTC Military Ball Royal Court on Saturday, March 12, 2016:
9th Grade Prince: Justin Galentine and 9th Grade Princess: Miranda Powell
10th Grade Prince: Alex Meyer and 10th Grade Princess: Savannah Stinson
11th Grade Prince: Caleb Washington and 11th Grade Princess: Zy’ana Miller
12th Grade Prince: Tyler Winns and 12th Grade Princess: Lyryk Autrey
Military Ball King: Jordan Wallace and Military Ball Queen: Jani Merritt

2016 Senior Recognition JROTC Awards

The Spartanburg High School Army JROTC Scholarship

Jani Merritt

The Chad Czechowski Memorial JROTC Scholarship

Simone Stinson

The Joseph P. and Edna B. Clarke Memorial JROTC Scholarship

Jani Merritt

Special Teams

Drill Team
Open to all SHS JROTC cadets interested in representing the battalion at Drill Competitions throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. The drill team focuses on basic regulation armed and unarmed drill and marching skills at the individual, squad and platoon levels. Tryouts are conducted during August and January and practices are conducted twice each week from August through April. Coach: Major Davis.
Rifle Marksmanship Team
Open to all SHS JROTC cadets interested in representing the battalion at Air Rifle Marksmanship Matches throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. The rifle team focuses on gun safety and improving individual marksmanship skills. Tryouts are conducted during August and January and practices are twice each week from August through April. Coach: Major Davis.
Colorguard Team
Open to all SHS JROTC cadets interested in representing the battalion at Color Guard Drill Competitions throughout the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. In addition to representing the battalion at meets, the team presents the colors during school and community events throughout the year. Tryouts are conducted during August and January and practices are conducted once each week from August through April. Coach: Master Sergeant William Foster, Jr.
Raider Team
Open to all SHS JROTC cadets interested in representing the battalion at Raider Team Competitions throughout the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. The raider team focuses on individual physical fitness, first aid, knot tying, land navigation and high adventure training activities. Tryouts are conducted during August and January and practices are three times each week from August through April. Coach: Master Sergeant William Foster, Jr.

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