Summer Camp SchedulePosted by Lawrence Wilcock on 5/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
The summer will be busy for the NJROTC unit. We are currently planning on attending at least four camps during the summer break. The camps include:
- Leadership Academy - 10-15 June
- Basic Leadership Training - 18-22 June
- Marksmanship Camp 8-13 July
- Mini-bootcamp - 13-17 Aug (tenative)
There will also be several other events throughout the summer with cadets attending leadership camps, Boys State, Community Service Events, Color Guards, etc.
Have a great summer!
2018 Awards CeremonyPosted by Lawrence Wilcock on 5/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
It has been another busy and successful year. The cadets have shown their mettle and have achieved beyond expectations in many cases, and at least learned in others. As we come to the end of the year, please remember our Awards Ceremony on 18 May at 6:00 pm. This is an opportunity for all our fine cadets to be recognized for their contributions to the school, their community, and the unit. There will be light refreshments following the ceremony. All are welcomed to attend and parents especially are encouraged.
New Facebook PagePosted by Lawrence Wilcock on 11/15/2016
We have established a new Facebook Page for the NJROTC unit. There are a few out there that were established by past cadets, but never turned over. To reach our REAL page, the URL is: https://www.facebook.com/ghssealions/ or search on Facebook for Greenville HS Navy Junior ROTC. We will use this page to post photos/videos and to keep cadets and parents informed.
Busy Veterans Day WeekPosted by Lawrence Wilcock on 11/15/2016
The GHS NJROTC unit was extremely busy of the past week. We started off the month by providing traffic control for the Halloween on the Square festivities. Several cadets braved traffic, princesses, and monsters of all kinds to keep the younger of us safe during the exciting event. BZ to all who participated. Later, on 4 Nov, the NJROTC cadets traveled to Crockett Elementary school to participate in the Crockett Career Fair. The cadets interacted with the young students, talking to them about future opportunities and providing demonstrations of some of the activities and equipment used by NJROTC cadets.
On 5 Nov, thirty-eight cadets marched in the annual Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Veterans Day Parade. The formation was led by C/ENS Seth English and was made up of most of our younger cadets. Despite the relative lack of experience they performed exceptionally well and the event was a success.
On 10 Nov, four members of the NJROTC unit joined a large number of veterans and other dignitaries at Denny Farm for the U.S. Marine Corps Birthday celebration. Joined by the Hunt County Honor Guard, the NJROTC cadets raised the flag and led the pledge of allegiance. The event extends a long celebrated tradition of comradery and honor to the Marine Corps ending with the ceremonial cutting of the cake by the youngest and oldest at the event.
The NJROTC Color Guard then traveled to Commerce on four separate occasions to support the Annual Texas A&M Commerce Veterans Vigil. The Color Guard posted colors during the opening ceremonies and then presented the flags at the outdoor vigil. On Thursday, the NJROTC unit took part in the closing ceremonies where they retrieved the colors and led the colors from the Vigil. The Vigil itself was very well attended and a tremendous success in honoring our Veterans. On Veterans Day, the color guard provided services to the annual USAF ROTC Reunion held at the university. In addition to their normal duties, they all had the opportunity to hob-nob with community leaders, military leaders, and war heroes. A tremendous job was done by all who supported these events.
Also on Veterans Day, the NJROTC unit supported GISD's own Veterans Day Ceremony by provided a color guard and providing about 20 ushers for the event. The tears were flowing during the event (even some of the cadets), but it was a huge success and shows even more how our community and the district respects its Veterans. Later the same day, the unit held a flag retirement ceremony at the local VFW chapter. This was a new event for us, but was very emotional and very well done by a separate crew of cadets led by C/LTjg James Chisholm. AZ1 Flater was the moderator of the emotional event that honored not only our veterans, but the symbol of our freedom.
Lastly, the unit had a strong showing at the Holiday Stroll held on Nov 12 downtown. Again, we provided ushering and traffic control for those enjoying the event put on by Keep Greenville Beautiful.
Pending any new requests, our schedule is somewhat light over the Thanksgiving holiday with our next event not scheduled until 1 Dec. Congratulations to all who participated over the past ten days and thanks to those who are giving such a large amount of their free time to the unit and the community.
College Football GamePosted by Lawrence Wilcock on 10/9/2016
The Air Force Academy has graciously provided our cadets with tickets to the Air Force Academy game versus University of New Mexico at the Cotton Bowl on 15 Oct. There are twenty three cadets who signed up for the game. Please ensure that they show up as the tickets have already been provided and transportation reserved. All cadets should be at the high school, IN UNIFORM, by 1130 on Saturday for a prompt departure to the Cotton Bowl. Cadets will be in uniform and will have the opportunity to go onto the field 45 minutes prior to game time. The kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for our cadets to do something fun without the added requirement of community service. Cadets should bring spending money as only tickets and transportation are being provided. The following cadets have signed up for the game:
State Representative Flynn Announces Military Scholarship, $10,000Posted by Sydney Phillips on 6/23/2016
State Representative Dan Flynn has announced a scholarship opportunity for eligible High School students within House District 2. The 2015-2016 Texas Armed Services Scholarship has been created to assist promising students throughout the state who are committed to education and service. It encourages young leaders to participate in the Texas Guard, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, or to become commissioned officers in the United States armed services. The scholarship will provide recipients with up to
$10,000 per academic year for up to four years (out of the five years allowed for graduation) toward undergraduate education at any Texas university with an active ROTC program. (Currently, this includes 32 public and private institutions.)To be eligible, a student must meet academic criteria including:
- Be on track to graduate high school in a Distinguished Achievement Program or International Baccalaureate program • A GPA of 3.0 or higher • Ranked in the top third of the graduating class • SAT score of 1590 or ACT score of 23 To receive the scholarship, a student must:
- Be appointed by a State Representative or State Senator or by the Governor or Lieutenant Governor. (Each member of the Legislature may make one appointment to receive one of the first scholarships. The Governor and Lt. Governor may make two appointments.) • Enroll in an eligible Texas institution and an eligible ROTC program • Commit in writing to:
o Remain in ROTC for four years
o Graduate within five years.
o Enter Guard service or accept a commission with the armed services within six months of graduation from college.
o Meet program physical fitness requirements.
"The opportunity to serve your state and your country in this capacity is truly a privilege and an honor," reflects Representative Flynn. "I would encourage any student eligible for this scholarship to apply and take full advantage of the opportunities made available for those who serve."
If you are a constituent or a child of a constituent in House District 2 and are interested in this scholarship, please send, via mail or email, a cover letter and the above mentioned proof of requirements in a packet to Kelli Linza to be received no later than Wednesday, the 10th of July 2013. Email a PDF attachment to: Kellim.Linza@house.state.tx.us
State Representative Dan Flynn c/o: Kelli Linza TASSP Room CAP GN.7, Capitol P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 (512) 463-0880