The George Bush High School Navy JROTC placed “First Overall” for the ninth consecutive year at the annual Fort Bend ISD JROTC Drill Competition. Held at Clements High School, the competition welcomed more than 250 JROTC cadets, who competed in various events, including physical fitness, marksmanship, color guard, personnel inspections, and basic and exhibition drill.
The Bush Navy JROTC Cadets received the following awards:
• First Place in Physical Fitness, Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill and Female Color Guard
• First Place, Female Pushups – Cadet Rosemeri Ayala
• First Place, Male Pushups – Cadet Gerardo Garcia
• First Place, Female Sit-ups – Cadet Jada Hightower
• First Place, Male Sit-ups – Cadet Julian Macalalag
Cadet Aubrey Brent is commander of the Bush Navy JROTC, and Executive Officer Cadet Lieutenant Myranda Melchor serves as assistant commander.
Junior ROTC is an elective course offered at all Fort Bend ISD high schools. The Navy JROTC was established to help today’s youth meet life challenges. The program’s mission is to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.