JROTC cadets learn a lot in visit to Virginia

We do a lot of talking about preparing our high schoolers for college and career, and sometimes that means the military. Whether they are headed to a military academy, straight into the service or going on to pursue something else entirely, JROTC programs do a LOT to prepare our students for success in life.

Let's catch up with the Air Force JROTC at Whites Creek High School. From Maj. Roosevelt Williamson:

During Spring Break, twenty-eight cadets from Whites Creek High School AFJROTC traveled to Newport News and Hampton, Virginia.  The 5 day trip consisted of tours of Langley Air Force Base, Ft  Eustis Army Post and Norfolk Naval Base.

While on Norfolk, the group toured the USS George H.W. Bush, the Navy’s newest Aircraft Carrier.  Other trip highlights included a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk; a tour of Hampton University; and a visit to Busch Gardens-Williamsburg.

According to Major Williamson, trip coordinator, “one of the purposes of the trip was to show the importance of education. Whether a student is considering college or military, the common denominator is needing good grades while they’re in school. Hopefully our kids connect the dots and strive to do better in school.”

Cadet Trip Commanders were Erick D., Latoria H. and Breanna G.  Chaperones were Ms Katrina Carter, Sgt Nickens and Major Williamson.