The Marshall High School Air Force Junior ROTC program continues to make an impact locally in the Marshall area, with over 3,830 service hours worked in the community in the first four months of this school year.
According to Lt. Col. Jason Winslow, ROTC instructor for Marshall High School, some ROTC cadets have worked up to 157 hours less than halfway through the school year. Hours worked have included serving school and district staff and individual campuses in the district as well as community events and functions such as adopting local parks and starting a food pantry.
Winslow added that MHS ROTC has also started an ROTC band, which may be the only one of its kind in the country, he added.
“We are excited about the future of our ROTC program as we grow and expand opportunities for current and future MHS students,” said Winslow, who is in his first year as commander of the ROTC unit at Marshall High School. “Plans include starting a competitive archery program, armed expo drill team, rocketry team and orienteering team. Our cadets recently competed in the Air Force JROTC Academic Leadership Bowl and finished in the top 25 percent out of approximately 1,000 schools. They will compete later this month for national honors and the chance to travel to Washington, DC.”
Winslow said that community service remains “a top priority and we want to continue to offer assistance to anyone.” Anyone wishing to help cadets with service hours please contact Winslow at MHS (903-927-8800) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.