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Reaching the Finale for the First Time

Reaching the Finale for the First Time

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 Bowl. This is the first time Rider has won the opportunity to compete at the national level i...

A ‘Major’ Change

A ‘Major’ Change

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 started getting information on JROTC about 2 years before my retirement and always, in some...

Senior Cintia Vickery Earns Full Ride JROTC Scholarship

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 universities. “I was coming out of the Boys and Girls Club when I received a phone call from...

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

‘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 changes. A member of his platoon stumbles down a slanted path into the trees and grass after one backpack...

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 in the J.R.O.T.C. hallway, by the main office, library and by the band hall. And the boxes will...

The Ones Who Choose To Serve

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, like many others has made the commitment and signed a contract, one that promises the next eight...

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 to become a tradition for the JROTC Banquet. “The JROTC Banquet is a social function to teach...

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. Scores are being yelled out at every station. However, it doesn’t phase senior Adam Culley. Instead,...

JROTC Selling Drinks in 159A

CHANDLER ALEJANDRO

September 14, 2010

JROTC has been know to sell drinks after school, but now that Col. Kuhl sees how much money he's losing, he has decided to end the drink selling once the last drinks are gone. "At first we realized how high the vending machine prices were, then we decided to have drinks for the kids after practicing,...

JROTC Annual Inspection

March 23, 2010

Almost everything that is worked on in JROTC all leads up to the Annual Formal Inspection. AFI will be performed tomorrow morning.  "This is what we practice and prepare for all year," First Lieutenant Cara Curtis said. "It all comes down to this." Every year JROTC has this inspection. This years...

Shooting Team Takes Aim

Byron Dowling

October 5, 2009

"Shooter take your position," says the official. As each player steps to the line and aims their rifle, the target begins to look smaller as the pressure sinks in. Their hearts are beating faster than a freshman on the first day of school. Their finger pulls the trigger, and then their heart stops. "Shooting...

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