Clements Navy JROTC Collects for Houston Food Bank

During this time of year, the Houston Food Bank reaches out to community organizations to help keep the shelves stocked throughout the holiday season. This year, the Navy JROTC cadets of William P. Clements held an intra-company competition to see which of the 5 platoons could donate the most canned goods to the Food Bank. The competition, headed up by cadet/Commanding Officer Helen Bamgbala and cadet/Executive Officer Will Moen, allowed each platoon two weeks to accumulate as many canned goods as possible. The winner of the competition was Bravo platoon under the leadership of cadet/Ensign David Buhanan. “It was a lot of fun motivating this freshmen platoon to ‘beat the senior staff’ in the food drive. They were really determined to be the platoon that did the most good for the community. I am very proud!”

In the end, the competition was very close with Bravo Platoon bringing in 336 pounds of canned goods and the senior staff bringing in 321 pounds. Altogether, the Clements Navy JROTC Unit donated 1,100 pounds of canned goods for this holiday season.

The Clements High School Navy JROTC is a community service and leadership program supported by the United States Navy that incorporates the Navy’s Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment into a curriculum teaching self-discipline, time-management and global awareness. The Unit boasts competitive teams in precision drill, athletics and academics that placed 5th out of 58 units in the State of Texas.

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