JROTC Sets the Standard


Leadership, American government and history, and emotional intelligence are all things JROTC looks to focus on. JROTC is the largest youth training program in the nation, with more than 550,000 participants across the country throughout high schools.
“JROTC becomes family and you get to learn a lot,” Haley Schmidke, junior.
At Ripon High, JROTC builds a large majority of their success through competitions, challenges, working the snack bar at our football games, and community service. They teach life skills such as map reading, navigation skills, and first aid. You may also see JROTC members setting up and taking down flags at school and on Main Street.
JROTC will be working the snack bar October 2 for the Homecoming Varsity football game. Money JROTC makes from the snack bar goes to equipment, trips, etc. Trips may include regular field trips which allow instructors to take lesson plans outside of the classroom.
September 24 and October 2, these junior training corps will have a Sports/Raider/CG Competition at Weston Ranch and East Union. These competitions will test the Cadets physically and mentally. Cadets are expected to fulfill tasks involving true leadership and teamwork.
“The mission for us is to motivate young Cadets, kids, students, to become better citizens,” Sargent Garcia.