Travis HS receives Second Honor as “Naval and Marine Corps National Honor Program”

Cadets participated in the Wreaths across America event.

Travis High School’s Marine Corps JROTC Program earned its second distinction as a “Naval and Marine Corps National Honor Program,” as named by the U.S. Marine Corps. The program received its first award in 2012 after only two years of operation, ranking them in the top 10 percent of Navy and Marine Programs in the country.

Naval Honor Schools are judged on unit inspection, drill team, marksmanship team, enrollment, public affairs, community service, operations, cadet leadership and involvement outside the JROTC program, and scholarships.

During the 2012-2013 school year, the Travis cadets completed nearly 4,000 hours in community service and earned top awards by competing in seven drill competitions, 16 marksmanship competitions, 10 physical fitness competitions, and various cyber patriot and academic competitions. They participated in more than 50 events during the 2012-2013 school year, increasing their participation level by 20 percent.

“The successes that our program enjoyed over the last three years were possible with the overwhelming support of our principal and school administrators, staff and parents who continually give of their time and energy so that the cadets can train, compete and serve the greater Houston community and Fort Bend County,” said Lieutenant Colonel Chuck Bagnato, USMC (RET).

The cadets began the school year by taking part in the 2013 Boot Camp. They are committed to working even harder this year to earn yet another top honor.

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