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BCPS JROTC Cadets Visit Parris Island

Friday, April 04, 2014
Eighty-three cadets from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) programs enjoyed a special Spring Break opportunity.  They traveled to Parris Island, South Carolina, to take part in an orientation visit and cadet leadership camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

During the trip, which took place from March 22-29, 2014, the cadets were exposed to ongoing training being conducted at Parris Island.  Cadets had an opportunity to participate in activities such as the Rappelling Tower, Confidence Course and Obstacle Course. Cadets received briefs at the Iwo Jima/Purple Heart Exhibits and participated in the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Training Center.  Cadets also took part in a core values discussion, and attended a morning colors ceremony and a recruit graduation ceremony. 

In addition, cadets practiced their leadership skills as they performed key leadership roles in the camp. The cadets included students in United States Marine Corps JROTC programs at Stranahan High School and Deerfield Beach High School, as well as students in the Army JROTC programs at Monarch High School, Hollywood Hills High School Military Academy, Cypress Bay High School, Everglades High School and South Plantation High School.

Pictured: BCPS JROTC Cadets visit the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina.
For additional information, contact Lt. Colonel Kenneth Green, Coordinator of JROTC and Military Programs, at 754-321-7626.

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