Monday, May 30, 2011

Ceremony Recognizes Top JROTC Honors

Pass and Review
On a day filled with pride for their schools and country, thousands of JROTC cadets, along with parents, district administrators and members from San Diego Veteran groups participated in the 65th Annual JROTC Awards Ceremony and Joint Brigade Review at the Patrick Henry HS football stadium, May 21. The ceremony is designed to recognize the individual, team and unit achievements in the areas of academic excellence, physical fitness and precision drill competitions. 

Throughout the school year, JROTC cadets participate in numerous competitive events which award placement points. The overall unit recognition awards and final standings are determined by assessing the most cumulative points attained by each unit during the year-long brigade competitions.

This year’s winner were the Air Force JROTC from Scripps Ranch in first place; Morse Army JROTC in second; and tied for third were Madison Army JROTC and Serra Navy JROTC. Serving as the Distinguished Guest of Honor, RADM Bill Kowba, USN (Ret) and superintendent of San Diego Unified School District, presented the trophies to the winning units.

The event was highlighted by a Pass and Review as the graduating seniors led their units for the final time. This year’s cadet Brigade Commander Kevin Huynh from Scripps Ranch HS officially passed the organizational flag and responsibility to the incoming SY 11-12 Brigade Commander Chalisa Sims from Madison HS.

For more information, contact LTC David Guzman, program manager JROTC Military Sciences, at (858) 496-8203 or