Marine Corps JROTC unit at Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade
Center has been named a Naval Honor School for the second year in a row. The announcement was made on August 20, 2015.
approximately 250 schools throughout the nation, only ten percent of Marine
Corps JROTC programs received this recognition. The Granbury unit was one of only a few in the 55-school region selected
for the honor.
are very proud of the cadet’s hard work and dedication and would also like to
thank all teachers, staff, and administrators at the ninth grade center and
high school for the outstanding support and involvement with the cadets,”
commented Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor.
The selection was based on
several criteria, including cadet citizenship, the percentage of cadets
involved in student government organizations, the number of cadets active in
school activities and clubs, the number of community service hours for the unit
as a whole and per cadet, the number of organizations assisted by the unit, and
scholastic achievements including the number of academic awards and
scholarships given to cadets. The units
were also measured by participation in public affairs events, drill team
competitions, rifle team competitions, physical fitness team competitions, and
of this prestigious status, the GHS unit will have the opportunity to send
nominations to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and the Military
Academy at West Point. The award also provides students who have a desire to
join a service academy the significant advantage of earning recommendation
letters from their JROTC instructors who, under this award designation, carry
just as much weight as a letter from a U.S. Representative or Senator.
Instructors for the JROTC
program are Lt. Col. Casey and First Sergeant Johnny Rositas.
Pictured above, four Granbury
cadets present the colors during the first pep rally of the school year on
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