Due to the unseasonably cold temperatures and breezy weather conditions, the JROTC Cadet Review Ceremony scheduled for today, March 26, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., will take place in the Provine High School auditorium located at 2400 Robinson Street. The event was previously scheduled to take place at Hughes Field, Ellis Avenue (adjacent to Hardy Middle School) Jackson, MS.
The ceremony will consist of approximately 1,100 students from the seven high schools within JPS and will last approximately one hour. For more information, please contact Col. Paul Willis at 601-987-4931.
Jackson Public Schools' Junior ROTC (JROTC) Cadet Corps will conduct its 26th Annual Cadet Pass and Review Ceremony at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Hughes Field, Ellis Avenue (adjacent to Hardy Middle School) Jackson, MS. The ceremony will consist of approximately 1,100 students from the seven high schools within JPS and will last approximately one hour. The program will consist of: formation of cadets on the parade field, presentation of national and state flags, honors to the nation, presentation of awards to the top academic performing cadet from each JPS high school, inspection of cadets conducted by JPS Superintendent, Dr. Cedrick Gray and Major General Augustus L. Collins, Adjutant General for the State of Mississippi, remarks by JPS Cadet of the Year, remarks by General Collins, remarks by Dr. Gray and finally the highlight will be the entire cadet formation marching pass the reviewing stand.
The entire Pass and Review Ceremony will be conducted by cadets and the recently announced Cadets of the Year will perform all the key leadership roles in this ceremony.
The JPS JROTC Program, which is the largest in the state of Mississippi and among the largest in our region, which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. The Army JROTC Program in JPS has been developed against a historical background of almost 77 years of experience. The first JROTC Program in Jackson was started at Central High School in l936.
Today, the Army JROTC Program is alive and well in all seven Jackson Public High Schools. Since the program began, thousands of students have been exposed to the ideals of leadership, character development and citizenship training provided by JROTC.
With current enrollment approaching nearly 2,293students, JROTC is striving to continue a legacy of excellence in preparing young people for successful living.
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