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 an 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.

Announcements

Congratulations to Cadet Angela Brobson, Spartanburg JROTC Rifle Team High Shooter With a score of 463 points at the South Carolina State Air Rifle Championships and Junior Olympics this past weekend at Walhalla High School. Cadet Brobson was also awarded the Sliver Civilian Marksmanship Program Achievement “Pin and Cadets Nicholas Norwood, Matthew Sanders, and Savannah Stinson were awarded the Bronze Pin.

VIKING BATTALION LEADERSHIP 2017-2018

Battalion Commander: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Savannah Stinson
Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Cadet Command Sergeant Major Angela Brobson
Battalion Executive Officer: Cadet Major Avyonna Ballew
Battalion Personnel Officer: Cadet First Lieutenant Kamia Thompson
Battalion Security Officer: Cadet Captain James Forsythe
Battalion Operations Training Officer: Cadet Captain Jerry Ferguson
Battalion Operations Plans Officer: Cadet Captain Conrad Glenn
Battalion Logistics Officer: Cadet Captain Ida McDowell
Battalion Special Projects Officer: Cadet Second Lieutenant Eva Rhodes
Battalion Information Officer: Cadet Captain Quanesia Sutton
Commander, Headquarters Company: Cadet Captain Ida McDowell
Commander, Alpha Company: Cadet Captain Quanesia Sutton
Commander, Bravo Company: Cadet Captain Jerry Ferguson
Congratulations to the following JROTC cadets who were coronated as the 2017 JROTC Military Ball Royal Court on Saturday, March 18, 2017:
9th Grade Prince: Jaqwavius Henderson
9th Grade Princess: Skye Scruggs
10th Grade Prince: Jerry Ferguson
10th Grade Princess: Jade McDowell
11th Grade Prince: (vacant)
11th Grade Princess: Shamia Murphy
12th Grade Prince: Jeremia Grant
12th Grade Princess: Zy’ana Miller
Military Ball King: Caleb Washington
Military Ball Queen: Ebony Henderson

2017 Senior Recognition JROTC Awards

The Spartanburg High School Army JROTC Scholarship

Ebony Henderson

The Chad Czechowski Memorial JROTC Scholarship

Ty’Tonia Allen

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

Geoffery Goode

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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