San Diego Unified Board of Education President Kevin Beiser was the guest speaker at the recent 73rd annual JROTC Cadet Ball.
is because of your dedication to be a better citizen, your ability to
look to the future with hope and responsibility," said Beiser, "and
knowing that all of the attributes which are taught and learned in JROTC
that I feel confident in a future guided by each and every one of you."
The event that drew more than 1,100 JROTC students from the 13
programs in the district has been held nearly every year since 1937.
Beiser shared how important the program has become to its cadets and
the community. Today, over 2,400 students represent the Army, Navy,
Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC programs.
This formal and prestigious event is filled with long-standing
military tradition, pageantry and honor. The Cadet Ball included a
three-course dinner and dance, but the highlight of the evening is the
presentation of the Royal Court.
These individuals proudly represent their schools and were selected
by their peers for superior performance, involvement and commitment to
JROTC. The event was held March 22 at the Town and Country Convention
Find out more about JROTC programs on the web at jrotc.sdccte.org.