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1 8 th grade students seeking a high school elective that will provide opportunities for leadership, community service, competition and adventure! WANTED Does this describe you?...

2 …then Upson Lee NJROTC may be just your ticket!

3 Air Rifle Team Team competes in both JROTC and Georgia High School Varsity Competitions. New Rifle Range at ULHS Rifle Team

4 Drill Team Team travels and competes against Area 12 high schools. Drill Team Drill Team Competitions-The Drill Teams travels to Area 12 High Schools Armed Basic Drill Platoon Color Guard Armed Basic Drill Team Athletic Team Unarmed Basic Drill Platoon

5 Orienteering Team Team travels and competes in outdoor “treasure hunt” meets against the clock and other teams. Orienteering Team

6 Academic Team The Academic Team competes academically both in house and travels to other high schools for “brain brawls – competitions like “Jeopardy”.

7 We have our own locker rooms, storage rooms and heads (rest rooms) as well as a brand new rifle range and renovated classrooms! The Upson Lee NJROTC has the newest spaces of any program in the high school!

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9 Car Wash Army Navy Football Game Annual NJROTC Fruit Sale Navy Birthday Ball Annual Fruit Sale Army-Navy Football Game Navy Birthday Ball Rifle Team Car Wash

10 Veterans Day Ceremony Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Adopt -A-Highway Cleanup Veterans Day at Greatest Generation Park Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

11 Why Students Don’t Join JROTC 1. I don’t want to join the military. JROTC IS NOT a recruiting station. The mission of the program is to motivate young people to become better citizens. The purpose of the program is to instill the values of citizenship, service to community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. JROTC students are the leaders of tomorrow. Students are taught the importance of a high school diploma and further education for a successful future. JROTC teaches life skills, career opportunities, writing resumes, and preparation for job interviews.

12 Why Students Don’t Join JROTC For those who do aspire to join the military, the JROTC experience will provide many advantages. The program can help student leaders join the military branch of their choice at a higher rank and up to a $300 monthly pay increase for the duration of their enlistment. JROTC can provide all the physical conditioning and skills necessary to ease the cadets through their boot camp or basic training experience. The Knight Battalion has traditionally assisted Upson-Lee’s students in various military academy appointments.

13 2. I don’t want to wear the uniform. In reality the uniform is worn less than one day a week and some of those days the NJROTC T-shirts and slacks are worn. The uniform is yet another way for JROTC to impart responsibility, teamwork, organization, and discipline. It is a means for the Cadet Battalion to show their self-confidence and pride in the display of their well earned medals, ribbons and rank. The uniform is worn to impart pride and self- confidence, teach responsibility and teamwork. There is no charge to the student for the use of the uniform or other military equipment. Yes, you will stand out in your uniform, but so will your confident attitude, rank and leadership abilities. Why Students Don’t Join JROTC

14 3. I don’t have time. The Knight Battalion has always included Upson-Lee’s honor students who are also officers and leaders in our program. They are active members in numerous other Upson-Lee’s extracurricular activities such as class officers, student council, football, cheerleading, marching band, drama, and various other sports teams. Unlike some school activities, JROTC works around their other commitments because we know the importance of students being well rounded and involved. JROTC extracurricular activities are not required for the grade, but it is only fair that cadet participation in these activities helps them earn their medals, ribbons and rank.

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