Family and friends of Terry Parker High School NJROTC, we graciously THANK YOU for your wonderful support and encouragement this past year. With your help, our program made the following achievements in 2017-2018:
- Our seniors earned 25 scholarships valued at $749,500!
- We documented 2,112 community service and school support hours volunteering with the American Legion Post 283, J. P. Hall, Huntington's Disease, Terry Parker HS, Arlington MS, and other organizations.
- Four cadets earned their LA cord and one cadet earned the CO/XO cord.
- 44 out of 152 cadets completed the SAT or ACT. The 2018-2019 school year goal is to significantly increase the number of cadets taking these tests and improve their test scores. We must be in the mindset that an SAT/ACT ready student is a college ready student!
- One hundred percent of seniors graduated. Thirteen were accepted to attend a college or university, 10 enlisted in the US military, one enrolled in a VoTech welding program, and one is entering the workforce.
Once again, we thank you for supporting us at competitions, on field trips, while performing community service, and by attending Cadet Parent Organization (CPO) meetings. You are the greatest group of parents that a NJROTC unit could ever have and we understand that your support required each of you to make personal sacrifices for us. For that, thank you so, SO much. Please continue to spread the word about our amazing NJROTC program to others. Also we encourage you to invite parents, grandparents, or guardians to our monthly CPO meetings and other events. The CPO typically meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise stated. We need YOUR help to make the difference between TPHS NJROTC being an average unit or a superior unit!
The mission at Terry Parker High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is to empower cadets and encourage them to continue education, establish and achieve both personal and team goals, and to teach them how to become great American citizens. Cadets are currently taught in four different classes and are coached on nine different teams participating in Academic, Drill, Orienteering, and Shoulder to Shoulder (Marksmanship) competitions. This year we will continue to maintain Battalion strength, with over 150 cadets from the local area, ranging from 14 to 19 years of age.
In addition to traveling to numerous different competitions each year, our cadets visit military bases, ships, submarines, and aircraft squadrons. Annually, TPHS NJROTC expects to perform 4,000 or more community service hours in Duval and Clay County with another 1200 hours of school service. TPHS NJROTC supports events and groups such as Adopt-A-Road, The ALS Foundation, American Legion, JP Hall/Bikes for Tykes, Special Olympics, and many others. Giving back is part of learning good citizenship.