From Aug. 8-12, Greenville High School's NJROTC unit held a
mini boot camp for incoming freshman interested in joining the program. The new
cadets were able to learn drills and experience what being in the program would
“This is an excellent way for me to gauge interest in the
program, as well as get a feel for where my incoming, and returning, cadets are
at physically and mentally,” said NJROTC Commander, Larry Wilcock.
Cadets spent the night at Lake Tawakoni where they were able
to set up their own tent, hike the nature trails, complete drills and even
spend a few hours on the lake. Even with some elements of fun, the cadets still
showed extreme commitment as they trained for the drill inspections in
sweltering heat, which reached highs of 103 degrees at times. After a full week
of hard work and dedication, all of the cadets graduated from mini boot camp on
Cadet Trinity Payne walked away with recognition as the
Honor Cadet, achieving the highest combined score in academics and drill. Cadet
Marcus Barksdale showed his dedication to learning NJROTC skills by winning the
Best in Drill award. The NJROTC program is proud of the new cadets and the
staff who supervised the training. The NJROTC unit is in its eighth year at
Greenville and is looking forward to a highly successful year. Any incoming
freshman or current high school student is eligible to join the program.
information about Greenville High School NJROTC, please contact LCDR Larry Wilcock
at firstname.lastname@example.org or AZ1 Mike Flater at email@example.com.
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