Jackson Public Schools, JROTC celebrates 85 years of excellence


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JACKSON, Miss (BRPROUD)- The Jackson Public Schools (JPS) hosted its 9th annual Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Military Gala at the Jackson Convention Complex on Dec. 17, 2021.

The JPS, JROTC program produces high-achieving scholars by building up their self-esteem, character, fitness, leadership development and more.

The annual gala highlighted the accomplishments and contributions of the JPS, JROTC program. Over 860 cadets, instructors, parents, school administrators, and other guests attended the formal event.

The Military Gala exposes cadets to a formal military dining experience while encouraging camaraderie amongst the cadets and their instructors at all seven JPS high schools. The theme for this school year’s gala was “BUILDING LEADERS FOR LIFE while Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, according to JPS.

All seven of the JPS and JROTC units have the highest accreditation ranking from the U.S. Army of Honor Unit with Distinction based on achieving scores of 96 to 100 percent on their Program of Accreditation Assessment.

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