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Senior Arianna Menden at the September 25th game Rider vs Midland.

Q/A with JROTC Battalion Commander Arianna Menden

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer October 15, 2020

Friday is a special night as many seniors will be honored at the football game against Lubbock Coronado. The Rider Chronicle sat down with JROTC battalion commander Arianna Menden to talk about the organization...

It’s the start of the end. As many senior lineup alphabetically, the Parra twins lined up to walk out together.

Senior Night in photos

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer October 9, 2019

Reaching the Finale for the First Time

Reaching the Finale for the First Time

JROTC to Compete at the Nation's Capital
Dei Seamans, Reporter March 26, 2018

When Rider High School's JROTC team received an email at the beginning of March they were ecstatic, for it revealed that they had qualified for the final round of the 2017-2018 JROTC Leadership and Academic...

A 'Major' Change

A ‘Major’ Change

Rider JROTC starts off the year with a new Senior Army Instructor
Chris Greenwood, Co-Chief Editor February 1, 2017

Most days, Senior Army Instructor Robert Smith doesn't just step into his car and spend 20 minutes travelling to work. He spends about one and a half hours and crosses a state border to teach his classes. "I...

Before the Veterans Day Ceremony, Sergeant Miller jokes around with senior Alex Zeizinger.

JROTC Honors Veterans

November 18, 2015

Senior Cintia Vickery received the Frederick C. Branch Marine Corps Leadership Scholarship for African Americans.

Senior Cintia Vickery Earns Full Ride JROTC Scholarship

Kaylee Davenport, Reporter May 12, 2015

After an array of tests, senior Cintia Vickery received the Frederick C. Branch Marine Corps Leadership Scholarship for African Americans, a full ride scholarship to her choice of one of 17 colleges and...

JROTC Executive Officer Austin Laughlin salutes the inspector at the JROTC inspection Dec. 9. The inspection is usually in April. In spite of the early date the group met requirements with a satisfactory score.

‘Hardwiring Happiness’: Laughlin Starts Future Early With National Guard

Abby Love, Reporter December 12, 2014

Austin Laughlin runs through the woods with a 60 lb. bag on his back, all strapped in and secure, with more people in the same uniform running behind him. Everything is going as planned until something...

JROTC Sponsors First Step Benefit

JROTC Sponsors First Step Benefit

December 5, 2014

The J.R.O.T.C. will be hosting a 12 Days of Christmas to benefit First Step of WF (the local women’s shelter). They will be collecting donations of clothes, shoes, toys, etc. They will be placing boxes...

Photo by Kylie Dougherty

The Ones Who Choose To Serve

Megan Jones, Reporter March 14, 2014

“I’d always wanted to join as a kid, but it just kind of faded away as I began high school,” senior Domingo Losoya said. “But maybe a year ago it came back that this is what I wanted to do.” He,...

On Their Way To Stars And Stripes

Alexa Vincent, Reporter December 18, 2013

They are the ones who storm the hallways clad in uniforms. It is the corridor tucked back by the athletic wing with bold proud letters announcing its presence above the metal double doors. But could it...

JROTC Banquet Teaches Formal Skills

Miguel Hernandez May 23, 2013

The Rider JROTC Banquet is a formal social function similar to the Army Banquet held annually in the MPEC in mid-April Special activities from presenting the colors to an award ceremony the banquet starts...

Oakley sponsors student

April 5, 2012

“Pull!” A little clay pigeon is flung into the air followed by the sound of a carefully-aimed shotgun firing at and breaking the bird. Hundreds of such scenarios create a din of voices and gun fire....

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