DHS JROTC receives merit award

Staff Report

Donaldsonville Air Force Junior ROTC was recently selected as one of 70 units out of 879 to receive the 2007-08 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award with Merit.

Donaldsonville High School is one of only five in the state of Louisiana to receive this award.

The award recognizes units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, received Exceeds Standards on the 2007-08 Headquarters AFJROTC Unit Evaluation and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.

The objectives of the Junior ROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service, instill responsibility, character and self discipline through character education and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

Enrollment is open to all young people who are in ninth grade or higher, physically fit and are citizens or nationals of the United States.

Junior ROTC enrollment includes more than 102,000 cadets.