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Highlander battalion again in Top 5 nationally

Special to the Bonanza

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Members of the Incline High School JROTC program had an impeccable performance in the 32nd JROTC Program Accreditation on Tuesday, March 17.

The JPA took the place of the annual Cadet Form Inspection, which Incline High School has participated in for the past 31 years.

The culmination event of the year took place in the JROTC building. The accreditation chief inspector was LTC Scott Maryott, the Director of Army Instruction for the Washoe County School District.

The Highlander Battalion passed the JPA with a score of 95.6 percent, adding one more "Honor Unit with Distinction" award for the 32nd year in a row, and maintaining the Incline JROTC program within the top 5 percent in the nation.

To start things off, the Highlander Battalion Staff and Company Commanders welcomed the Inspectors and introduced them to their principal, Mrs. Hermann.

After being welcomed, the Cadet Battalion Commander, Cadet Administration, Training and Operations, and Public Affairs Officers gave a briefing on the JROTC Continuous Improvement, and the Deputy Commanders and Executive Officer gave a briefing of the battalion's Service Learning Project.

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Prior to the briefings, the inspectors checked student portfolios. Student Portfolios are a JPA requirement, introduced for the second time this year.

After the briefings were over, the staff officers were inspected in their individual staff positions, while the Bravo's in-ranks inspection was being held in the big gym of Incline High, led by Cadet Major Jasmine Crandall.

This inspection consisted of cadet knowledge, personal appearance (uniform), and drill and ceremony. Two units were assessed in small unit drill, and a four-person color guard was assessed on drill and flag edict.