CHARLOTTE – Providence High School NJROTC has been active during the first half of the school year.
The unit acclimated new students to NJROTC routines and introduced them to more senior cadets during its annual orientation program from July 29 to 31. Activities included team-building exercises, traditional military customs, basic drill and physical fitness. Each graduate earns a completion certificate. Top performers get promoted in rank.
Cadets explored each of the four drill team options, including Colorguard, during drill camp from Aug. 5 to 7. The event prepared them for basic drill, which is part of the NJROTC curriculum.
Cadets participated in Homecoming on Oct. 4 by providing a sword arch for senior football players and their parents to celebrate their last season as Providence Panthers. Cadet Ava LaPata was named Homecoming Queen.
Providence NJROTC competed in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools JROTC Annual Field Day on Oct. 19. The athletic event consists of multiple track events, team relays and a tug-of-war. Nimeesha Coleman won the 800-meter run for the third consecutive year. Freshman Skylar Neuenschwander also won a competition.