Proviso East NJROTC Impresses at Annual Military Inspection
January 15, 2016 01:35 PM
The Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) unit at Proviso East High School learned at a ceremony on December 10 from Commander Darryl Person, senior naval science instructor at Proviso East, that they had passed their annual military inspection.
The inspection on December 10 takes place annually and involves area commanders inspecting the school’s NJROTC building. It culminated that evening with the pass in review ceremony, in which the cadets showed what they had learned to parents and others including District 209 Superintendent, Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart and District 209 Board of Education President, Mrs. Theresa Kelly, who were each recognized during the ceremony.
As part of the inspection ceremony, cadet members of the unit’s drill teams demonstrated their skills. The cadets and parents also heard from Lieutenant Lauren Carthan, senior naval instructor of the largest NJROTC unit in the country at East Aurora High School and a 1984 Proviso East graduate. She spoke of struggling to finish high school with a baby, and in joining the navy. She encouraged the students to continue to work hard in high school and beyond.
The ceremony also included a "knockout" round, in which cadets must follow a given order precisely or be eliminated. The top three finishers this night were Victor Castillo, Steven Jones, and Madly Espinoza.
At the end, the more than 100 cadets of the proviso east NJROTC unit impressed all who saw them.