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ROTC COMMUNITY SERVICE! :)

November 27, 2012
By Maja Bursac of Thomas Nelson HS



         In ROTC, they have done a lot of community service, intending to improve leadership skills and becoming well respected future leaders. Their goal, as a group, is to have achieved at least 200 community service hours by the end of the year. According to Zoe Wilson, a ROTC cadet, they're not exactly sure what number of hours they have achieved yet, but they are in between the 20 to 200 range. Over the couple of months, they have done the March of Dimes, helping to raise money for a good cause; they went to Bernheim for this project. A few weeks ago, they were escorting our veterans during the Veteran's ceremony, where we showed our appreciation and respect to those who fought or are still fighting for our country, earning us freedom that other countries don't have the opportunity to have. During Election Day, some ROTC students volunteered at Cox's Creek Elementary School, where they counted the kid's voting. For better academics, some ROTC students hosted tutoring sessions for fellow high school students, so they can better understand what they're learning and get better grades. Another source of community service was the Nelson County High renovation day, where many of the ROTC students volunteered and contributed. Currently, they are hosting the can food drive, hoping to get the attention of teachers and other students and get them willing to donate. If you would like to donate, please go to the 'cross hall' of the Lincoln and Hamilton house (downstairs), and you'll see a door, that door is the JR ROTC room. They are anticipating to make Christmas baskets (about 300) from the canned food drive, and deliver them to the less fortunate, that way they can have a better Christmas, and to show that we care. We hope you reach your goal, cadets!  

 


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