SAN JOSE, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS -- The previous school year was filled with hardships and challenges that our Battalion had to face. But with the onset of the new school year, the Tinian Stallion Battalion is excited to welcome back the cadets to the classroom. Thanks to the school’s efforts to vaccinate 80% of our school population, students are now able to go back to full-time face to face learning.
And with the new school year beginning, new cadets have joined the JROTC Program. The instructors gave an introduction to the JROTC Program and a backstory about themselves. Cadets also introduced themselves to each other and the staff also gave their own welcomes towards the cadets.
“It was really good and JROTC is starting to be one of my best classes, and I love how it’s really chill,” says C/PV1 Kyra Adriano.
When asked about what they will be looking forward to this year, C/PV1 Jaydoria Cruz, stated, “I am looking forward to building bonds and doing fun activities that will benefit our community.”
As the cadets get settled into the new school year, the Stallion Battalion is also looking forward to the upcoming events that this year will bring. A program in Denver, Colorado has offered an opportunity for the CNMI JROTC to compete at their Drill Competition in Denver. In order to participate, JROTC battalions within the CNMI must compete against each other and win the Local Competition in Saipan. Should the CNMI JROTC Programs choose to participate, then the winner would then be able to take part in the Drill Competition in Colorado.
Other events that the Stallion Battalion looks forward to this year include Adventure Training, which was also held last year, but with COVID-19 restrictions. The cadets also are looking forward to JCLC, Marksmanship and Archery, Raiders, JLAB, Military Ball, and many more that were cancelled the previous years due to COVID-19.
While the school year is just beginning, the Tinian Stallion Battalion is getting ready for the opportunities and challenges that this year has to offer. Stay safe and do your part to make our future brighter.