“Honor, courage, and commitment.” -NJROTC
The Corona High NJROTC Program follows this motto with vigor and motivation throughout the school year. The Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps holds many sports, academic, and honorable events each semester. Among the program, cadets make up a majority of the class while the staff, which are usually juniors or seniors, help the instructors organize each cadet.
One of the most important events of every year of NJROTC is Mini-Bootcamp which prepares new cadets for their future in the program. This allows for students to experience a taste of actual training of our nation’s naval military branch.
Some staff members such as Sara Johnson, Senior (right), is “going as a pusher for all the cadets.”
When it comes to cadets, many of the Seniors part of staff speak their opinion about the motivated newcomers. For many people entering NJROTC, it can be a life-changing experience or a dreadful drag throughout high school.
“It’s the one event I always want to go to every year; I never want to miss one.” Angelica Brena, Junior.
One event has risen up in prominence in the past few years known as the Neptune Olympics is held by NJROTC at the Coronado Navy Base every year. Several of the events include as follows: a surfboard race against other school’s JROTC programs, a Zodiac raft boat race, and a sandcastle tournament.
Throughout the year, NJROTC is populated with sports days where cadets can practice physical training and drill meets to rehearse their marches. However, one event remains the aspiration for all JROTC.
“AMI was one of my first staff meetings; the entire program is evaluated and the best of us are rewarded.” Kanwar Latif (right), Senior.
One of the final events of the school year for NJROTC is the Military Ball. This formal event allows for each cadet and staff to enjoy the company of a guest speaker while awaiting the promotion of a new Commanding Officer.