Thursday, June 11, 2015

PHS Jr. ROTC A-OK For 17th Year

Photos by John Armato
Air Force Jr. ROTC Unit PA-951 Lt. Col. James Porter and Junior Tim Grassi are joined by Schools Superintendent Jeff Sparagana and School Board President Judyth Zahora during the presentation of the award at the June 1 school board meeting.

For the 17th consecutive year, Pottstown High School's Jr. ROTC Unit has been awarded the "Distinguished Unit Award."

"The award recognizes Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations; that have distinguished
Zahora attaches the unit's 17th Distinguished Unit Award
to the unit flag.

themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America," the announcement read.

The objectives of the Air Force Junior ROTC program are to train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character and self-discipline through character education and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

The program is in place in 889 high schools across the United States, Europe, the Pacific and Puerto Rico and includes more than 130,000 cadets.

.For more information on the Air Force Jr. ROTC program at Pottstown High School, call 610-970-6700, Ext. 82330.

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