Shreveport, LA (March 2, 2017) – On Thursday March 2, 2017, Southwood High School JROTC program will be awarded $5,000 from Disabled Veterans of Louisiana, Chapter 1, commanded by Mike Cox. The veterans group was introduced to the Southwood JROTC as the result of a first place win in a national JROTC competition. After the win, the vets learned that the Southwood High School JROTC teams had not only placed first in that competition, but had earned the top spot seven times this school year. Additionally, the teams landed six second place and eleven third place finishes in six recent competitions. The Southwood High School JROTC placed first in National Armed Color Guard in Daytona, Florida.
Discipline and leadership are two main reasons this is a winning team. These qualities are instilled from JROTC and school leadership. This spills over in community service endeavors as well. Any time Southwood is involved in a community service activity, the JROTC is in full support. The group has served in many community efforts supporting many causes, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Humanitarian Relief for South Louisiana Flood Victims.
“We can always count on the JROTC here at Southwood. They always come out strong. Many JROTC groups present colors at football games and serve in various community events during the year. Our team is so much more. They work really hard to be the best. They’re working every day to get better, and challenge themselves by going up against the best in our state. To have a group like the Disabled Veterans honor our JROTC with this award is humbling. We honor our veterans and appreciate their investment in these young students” stated Principal, Jeff Roberts.