Monday, April 7, 2014

73rd JRTOC Ball marks commitment to service

San Diego Unified Board of Education President Kevin Beiser was the guest speaker at the recent 73rd annual JROTC Cadet Ball.
JRTOC presentation
“It 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 Center.

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