Sean Levins on the trash blower (in fish eye lens)
The NJROTC program is a citizenship development
program that teaches high school students about their role in community,
society and their country. Citizenship can take many faces and
avocations; teacher, sailor, soldier, policeman, fireman or emergency
medical technician, etc.. The JROTC program endeavors to support the
concept of community service and involvement. Each year cadets around
the nation complete hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer community
service. Service without monetary benefit or personal gain. The
cadets of St Amant High School make efforts to do their fair share.
Each year the cadets visit senior citizen living facilities, clean segments
of Highway 431 and Church Point Road, help the local police department with
traffic control during athletic events, and march in local parades.
Cadet Jermie Joseph alone raking up the trash
cadets of the 2006-2007 St Amant High School Cadet Corps continue the
tradition. The football season has started and again the sheriff has
asked us to assist with traffic control at the football games. Each
Friday of a home game, 10 cadets participate in this valuable contact with
the public in support of our local sheriff's department. Dressed in
their Navy Physical fitness shirts the cadets are a valuable force
multiplier for our local sheriff.
Additionally, just prior to the first
game, our Assistant Principal Mr.David Richard, asked if the cadets could
help clean up the community football stadium on the Saturday after each home
game. The cadets have performed this task for the first three games
collecting over 14 dumpsters full of debris (4-6 dumpsters full each game).
With six games on the home schedule, that's a lot of trash. A slide
show of their clean up efforts is available