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MHS JROTC program earns highest rating from Army

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC program this week received the highest rating possible from the U.S. Army — Honor Unit with Distinction — following its formal inspection of the program. Only 10 percent of JROTC units in the country receive this rating!

The formal inspection included briefings led by cadets, portfolio reviews, evaluations of the color guard and drill team, an in-ranks inspection, and a conversation with Marion High School’s principal and Marion Community Schools’ superintendent.

“This is one of the most outstanding JROTC units I have ever inspected in 20 years,” said Lee Redmon, from the U.S. Army 7th Brigade Headquarters, after the inspection on Wednesday, March 15.

The 7th Brigade region includes Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Marion High School and Marion Community Schools are proud of this program and the opportunities it offers to local students. JROTC is a leadership program designed to motivate young people to become better citizens. Studies show that JROTC helps students get better grades, be more active in school, and perform better on tests, and it decreases disciplinary problems.

Though JROTC is a military-regulated program, participation does not require future plans for military service. Cadets who do choose a military career can get important benefits from their JROTC participation, but the JROTC program offers important lessons that can benefit cadets in all areas of life, including self-discipline, teamwork, leadership skills, and more.

The MHS JROTC program also has established great community connections and partnerships, working together with various local and regional partners on events such as the annual Field Day at Matter Park, along with service projects at the Marion VA Health Center, Marion parks, and more.

The MHS JROTC program is open to anyone of high school age in Grant County. Anyone interested in becoming a cadet in the JROTC program will need to work with the guidance department here at MHS and at their home high school to arrange their schedule appropriately. For more information, contact MHS at 664-9051.