We are a unit of Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets from Northmont High School in Clayton, Ohio. Our unit’s mission is to instill a sense of pride and leadership in young people to better prepare them for life after high school, whether it be in the military or in the civilian world. Our NJROTC unit was founded in 1996 with fewer than forty cadets. Now, enrollment for the unit has grown to over 115 cadets.
Over fifty percent of cadets in the unit participate on teams that compete throughout the school year. The unit’s teams consist of an Academics team, a Physical Fitness team, two Drill teams, a Rifle team, and two Exhibition Drill teams. This year’s teams have traveled to Columbus, Hamilton, Indianapolis, and Chicago to compete against teams from across the Midwest.
Through hard work and dedication, our cadets have earned the opportunity to attend the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Drill, Academic and Athletic Championship in Pensacola, Florida. The cost will exceed $20K which will, in turn, cost each of our cadets over $400.
Our annual expenses exceed $22k. The cadets have raised funds in excess of $11K and find themselves short of their funding goals. Most of our cadet’s families struggle to fund their kids participation on these teams and that is why we are asking for your help!