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JROTC battalion gearing for end of school year

Alex Resney
Special to the Bonanza
Courtesy photo

During the week of May 1, six Highlander Battalion cadets participated in the fourth Annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge in Camp Parks in Dublin, Calif.

Camp Parks is an Army Reserve Training Center. JCLC was a 3-day camp that built leadership skills through various activities.

Activities included orienteering, ropes bridging, rappelling, leadership reaction, team building and obstacle courses. During their stay, cadets slept in tents and billets and ate in a dining facility. Cadets bonded with three other schools that made up one unit.

This past Saturday, 13 Highlander Cadets competed in an orienteering meet with 14 other JROTC programs at Galena Creek Regional Park. At the meet, the cadets were tasked with finding a 10-15 point on the North Slope of Mt. Rose with a map and a compass.

On Friday, May 24, the Highlander Battalion will host a Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony to commemorate our soldiers. The Flag Raising will take place at the flag pole in front of Incline High School at 9 a.m. The Battalion invites the community to join them in honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at this flag raising.

The Highlander Battalion will finish the month by hosting their annual Awards Night. Cadets as well as supporters of the Highlander JROTC program will be recognized at Awards Night for their outstanding efforts.

The Highlander Battalion invites the community to attend awards night in the Incline High School Theater on Thursday, May 30, at 5:30 p.m.

Cadet Major Alex Resney is an Incline High School student and public information officer for the Incline Highander JROTC Battalion.