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Veterans Memorial ROTC Places at Raider Contest

The Veterans Memorial High School JROTC program is making some competition noise. Their Raider team and Drill and Color Guard made a big impact at a recent competition at John Jay High School.   All teams participated in this event and all teams placed.  
The Raiders team participated with a male team as well as two combined (male/female) teams.  The male team placed first and the two combined teams placed second and third.  As for the Drill and Color Guard Team, they placed third for open Color Guard. 

Raider Competition or "Raider," as it is more commonly known, is a very popular athletic competition held within Junior ROTC programs around the United States. 
The next scheduled events for the Raiders will occur at NEISD Urban Raider Challenge competition to be held in February and April of 2019 at the NEISD Raider Urban Confidence Course.  

Wagner ROTC Tops At Kennedy Drill Meet

It was a great performance by the Wagner JROTC team. They recently competed at the Kennedy Drill Meet.  Wagner JROTC placed 1st Overall in the competition.  It was the first competition of the school year where the JROTC teams competed in Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill, Color Guard, Physical Training, Marksmanship, and Academics. Thanks for your support for the Wagner JROTC Thunderbird Battalion! 

 Overall 1st Place: Mixed Physical Training Team

1st Place: Varsity Armed Regulation

1st Place: JV Armed Regulation

1st Place: JV Unarmed Exhibition

2nd Place: JV Armed Inspection

2nd Place: JV Unarmed Regulation


Judson Chorale / Wagner JROTC Welcome Whataburger

Judson High School's Chorale helped welcome a new Whataburger into the Converse area. The singers were invited to perform the national anthem while Wagner JROTC students raised the American flag. Converse Mayor Al Suarez, community members, and Veterans showed their gratitude for the new franchise in support of the grand opening. After the ceremony, the students were treated to complimentary sunglasses and a hot and delicious Whataburger breakfast.

Remembering 9/11, Karen Wagner

LTC Karen Wagner was a 1979 graduate of Judson High School and left a huge impact on the school during her years there. She went on to make a bigger impact in our country's armed services.  She died September 11, 2001 serving our country in the Pentagon as a leader in the Army Medical Corps.

It has become tradition that both Judson and Wagner High Schools hold brief remembrances at the beginning of the school day...this year on September 9th since September 11 fell on a Sunday. On September 12th, students from Wagner High School gathered at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to remember Karen Wagner's life and sacrifice.  The ceremony included the school's ROTC laying a wreath at her grave, some thoughts from current Wagner students, Principal Mary Duhart-Toppen and the playing of taps.  

We Remember.



Thunderbird Crew Members Visit With Students


Air Force Thunderbird crew members took a break from their busy training and traveling schedule to drop by their alma mater...Judson High School.  Their visit was in conjunction with the Thunderbird show back in November, but they felt it was important to go back to their roots.  Both Major Christopher Scheibler and Staff Sergeant Matthew Gips spoke to about 30 members of the JROTC program about what their experience has been and how they got there.  Both had some great advice for the students...giving 100 percent of themselves if they really want something...go for it with everything they have.  They also talked about some great teachers who pushed them to help them realize abilities they didn't know they had. Both men not only are Judson graduates, but they also went to Olympia Hills and Kitty Hawk Middle School. Scheibler is a flight surgeon for the Thunderbirds while Gips is in the administration end, but also assists in recording the shows for video promotional material.  JISD is appreciative of their visit.