Petition to Establish a JROTC Program at Moorestown High School

Petition to Establish a JROTC Program at Moorestown High School

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Julianna LaRusso started this petition to Moorestown High School Administration

Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a national, federally sponsored program. JROTC, operated by the United States Armed Forces, can be found in high schools and military bases around the world. The program provides meaningful leadership instruction consistent with the values and mission of the United States Armed Services. Students are educated to better serve their communities as leaders, citizens, and in military service.  

Moorestown High School is one of the few high schools in the Burlington County area that does not offer a JROTC program for students. Since 1916, the corps has instilled important leadership skills, a sense of discipline, the ability to work as a team, and a sense of patriotism, while at the same time exposing high school students to a possible career in the military. Every student receives these countless traits that stick with them in their future lives and careers.

A JROTC program would also offer college scholarships. Junior Cadets can start earning scholarships as early as 9th grade. Scholarships given by the program can lower the cost of an education at over 250 colleges and universities around the country. Federal scholarships through JROTC offer up to $6,000 each year for students enrolled in a program, in addition to another $3,375 in scholarships that can be awarded to cadets in JROTC leadership roles. 

JROTC is a well-respected program throughout the country. There are currently more than 1,700 public and private high schools that operate programs. Moorestown High School needs to be one of them. Sign this petition to make an impact on the futures of students at Moorestown High School who aspire to lead by example and set a standard of excellence.

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