High’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) has started the new
school year with all of the physical training, education, service, and pomp and
circumstance one would expect from the highly decorated unit. Involved in
everything from visiting the US Naval Academy in Annapolis to presenting colors
during football games, strutting with pride at the Homecoming Parade,
participating in multiple competitive athletic teams, and heading up their
school’s food collection project, “Hornets Against Hunger,” NJROTC cadets are
fully engaged in their school, community, and country. Adding to their growing accomplishments this
past month will be the George Washington University Field Meet, which the
cadets are hosting this coming Saturday, October 19th at Herndon
Planned and run entirely by the cadets, this field meet celebrates the rigor of physical training and the importance of teamwork, and it also raises breast cancer awareness. The cadets invite community members to stop by the Herndon athletic fields on Saturday morning. There, they will find the Herndon cadets, and many other units from throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, pushing themselves to the limit as they engage in grueling physical fitness competitions, remember those impacted by breast cancer, and celebrate good sportsmanship.
For more information about Herndon High’s outstanding NJROTC program, please visit http://www.herndonnjrotc.com/.