Quantico | October 1, 2019
The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) at Quantico Middle/High School (QMHS) began the 2019-2020 school year with another significant award being added to its collection of awards.
For the 14th consecutive year, the QMHS MCJROTC was one of 13 schools in the 68-school region stretching from 15 states from Virginia to New Hampshire to Michigan to receive the Naval Honor School Award for outstanding achievement. This award is presented annually by Headquarters Marine Corps to the most outstanding MCJROTC units in the country. Selected units must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics, must have been awarded a significant number of scholarships, must have been actively involved in school, community service and extracurricular activities, and must have excelled in drill team and marksmanship competitions, color guard events, and unit administration. Naval Honor School recipients are determined by the entire body of work that is accomplished by units.
Being selected as a Naval Honor School is an outstanding accomplishment for cadets, parents and the entire QMHS community. Our program is demanding, educational and enjoyable. It’s not just about academics, drill and community service. It’s about developing and building character. The MCJROTC program is a “Leadership Education” program!
During the 2018-19 school year, QMHS cadets participated in a total of 26 school activities and clubs. Cadets were involved in 12 student government organizations and completed a total of 4,483 community service hours assisting 28 different organizations and in over 33 public affair events.
The accomplishments of our cadets over the years has truly been a remarkable feat. There aren’t too many if any MCJROTC programs in the country that’s have been selected as a Naval Honor School for 14 consecutive years.
What’s the next challenge for the Quantico Marine Corps JROTC? We will work harder to make it # 15.