Thursday, April 12, 2012

JROTC Cadet Ball Continues Tradition

JROTC Ball San Diego City Council Member and Madison High School JROTC veteran Todd Gloria was the guest speaker as San Diego Unified's JROTC program held its annual ball on March 24.

Board member Kevin Beiser also attended the event that drew more than 1,000 JROTC students from the 13 programs around the district, which has been held nearly every year since 1937.

Gloria reflected on his days as a Madison High School cadet and shared the impact the program had on his life.

"JROTC taught me to be prepared for the unexpected, become an effective communicator, and a contributing part of a team," he said.

Students from each school completed traditional presentation of the Royal Court to their principals and senior military iinstructor.

For more information on the JROTC program, contact LTC David Guzman at