Weston Ranch High School's JROTC program
The United States Army's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. In addition, it instills in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, "to motivate young people to be better citizens." Furthermore, the cadets participate in many extra-curricular events such as drill and color guard competitions, raider challenge/sports competitions, community service such as St. Mary’s Dining Hall and Asparagus Festival, leadership camp at Camp Parks or Camp San Luis Obispo, and end of year field trips to Six Flags, Great America, or Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Cadets incur no obligation to join the military as a result of their enrollment in the JROTC program.
Senior Army Instructor (SAI) – Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Mike Cerezo
Challenging training events tested 23 WRHS cadets in their leadership skills, self-confidence, motivation, and fear of heights at the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge, Camp San Luis Obispo from January 11-14, 2018. There were a total of 152 cadets from seven northern California high school JROTC programs that participated in the annual JROTC event.
Congratulations to the JROTC Cougar Battalion for winning the overall championship trophy among 7 schools at the East Union JROTC drill and color guard competition on November 18, 2017. Their hard work and dedication propelled the Cougar cadets to the top. Special kudos to Jella Batac and her squad and Carlos Lopez and his color guard team for winning 1st place in their categories. Also, congrats to Billy Phan, Chadni Singh and Ahmed El-Louhaiby for sweeping the medals in the drill down event. Way to go Cougar cadets! HOOAH!!