JROTC News Round-Up for Spring 2018


Hartsville High School students gather for a photo in front of a Cobra helicopter during a recent JROTC Aviation and STEM Day at the school.
Hartsville High School students gather for a photo in front of a Cobra helicopter during a recent JROTC Aviation and STEM Day at the school.
Photo Credit: Lt. Col. (Ret) Darryl Tumbleson

March 30th, 2018 | HARTSVILLE, SC – Hartsville High School juniors and seniors “flew together” recently for the JROTC Aviation and STEM Day at the school. The Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s Student Opportunity and Rewards Program, along with Aviation Career Specialist from Boeing, gave students hands-on instruction in aviation and STEM-related courses.

“We hope to ignite a spark in the minds of the next generation and show them the true importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the real world,” said Lt. Col. Darryl Tumbleson, the senior JROTC instructor at Hartsville High School. “This event introduced many students to the opportunities available to them in various related careers.”

The school invited all juniors and seniors to attend the event, where they learned about subjects such as airframes, aviation power plants, hydraulics and the rapidly growing drone industry. The helicopter and additional drone displays allowed the students an up-close experience to better understand the complex mechanics of helicopter flight.

“This event will give many students direction and inspiration to find a career in aviation,” said Daniel Evans, a junior at Hartsville High School. The Celebrate Freedom Foundation brought an AH-1 Cobra helicopter named “Anne” to display for the event. This particular helicopter served several tours in Vietnam and was restored to its current condition by the foundation to stimulate student interest in the aviation industry.


Dinwiddie High School JROTC Cadets finish the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Dinwiddie High School JROTC Cadets finish the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Photo Credit: CW3 (Ret) Dawn M. Cater
Dinwiddie High School JROTC Cadets finish the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Photo Credit: CW3 (Ret) Dawn M. Cater

May 31st, 2018 | DINWIDDIE, VA – Dinwiddie High School had 12 JROTC Cadets finish the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training provided by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Dinwiddie. They received their CERT backpacks. Out of 21, these 12 fulfilled the requirements for graduation and are hoping to get their certificates soon.


Congratulations to Cadet Peed for being selected as Taylor County High School Valedictorian for school year 2017-18.
Congratulations to Cadet Peed for being selected as Taylor County High School Valedictorian for school year 2017-18.
Photo Credit: CSM (Ret) Irving R. Bush

May 17th, 2018 | BUTLER, GA – Cadet Jacob Peed served in JROTC at Taylor County High School, Butler, GA for three years. His final position was as a Company Commander. While in JROTC, he was an active member of both academic and leadership bowl as well as Raider Team. Congratulations to Cadet Peed for being selected as the Valedictorian for school year 2017-18. His future plans are to attend Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus Georgia this fall.


Mallard Creek High School senior cadets receive over 2.2 million in scholarships!
Mallard Creek High School senior cadets receive over 2.2 million in scholarships!
Photo Credit: 1SG (Ret) Brian Edwards | May 25th, 2018