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Wagner ROTC Military Ball At Randolph AFB

It's good to put the old comfy-clothes aside for the evening and really get spiffed up bit.  The 9th Annual Wagner ROTC Military Ball was a special occasion just for that.  The event is totally cadet led and they chose to make it a very formal event. Guys wore their formal military uniform (white shirt and bow tie) and the girls sported a nice evening dress.  The Cadet Battalion Staff was introduced and the colors were posted to kick off the event.  They had some great food and the ceremonial cutting of the cake capped off the dinner with the highest ranking cadet and the lowest ranking cadet together making the first cut to symbolize that every single cadet, no matter what their rank, is necessary to make the battalion successful. The highlight of the evening was provided by Kim Wagner-Hudson (LTC Karen Wagner's sister) who crowned this year's Military Ball court with the help of the Sabre Team.  The event wrapped up with some dancing...with SFC Harper stealing the spotlight with some pretty slick moves on the dance floor.






Judson JROTC Meets RAFB General

When you have a chance to meet a person who is tops in a career or field that you're really interested in, you take it, right?  The Judson AFJROTC was invited to meet General Edward A. Rice, Jr. (Ret.).  General Rice,  the former Commander of Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, was a special guest speaker at Northeast Lakeview College in conjunction with Black History Month.  His presentation took a practical look on accomplishing goals without excuses...no matter what obstacles may come.  Afterwards, the cadets were given a few minutes to meet General Rice and talk with him.  It's not every day you get to meet a Four-Star General.  Many thanks to General Rice and Northeast Lakeview College for this great opportunity. 

Military Fair At Wagner

San Antonio is referred to as "military city" and Judson ISD is in the heart of it being sandwiched in between Randolph AFB and Fort Sam.  Wagner High School hosted a "Military Fair" recently for all students interested in the many fields that military service offers.  The event was open to students during lunch so they could explore the potential of each branch of the military and see if it might be a good fit.  It also offered some fun too as students showed off their strength on the chin up bar and pushup station for prizes.  Recruiters were on hand to answer questions about all the careers in each form of military service and to raise awareness of the armed forces leading up to Veterans Day.  Thanks to Carol Faragher, Wagner's ROTC and College Center staff.



Wagner ROTC Gets Boost From Sebastien

One of Judson ISD's better known students and a huge singing talent Sebastien De La Cruz showed he has a big heart too.  Sebastien showed some of the ways he gives back to the community at a Wagner ROTC Parent Booster meeting. He presented a $500 check to help support the Wagner Cadets.  The program is very thankful for his support...including his sister Shania who is a Cadet and a member of the Armed Drill Team.


Wagner ROTC Tops At Drill Competition

The Wagner Thunderbird ROTC competed in the annual "Remember the Vet" drill competition.  It was held at Somerset High School and cadets competed in a number of different phases of physical, mental and academic tests.  The physical training tests included a timed obstacle course that really pushed the students. The Armed Drill, Female Color Guard and Mixed Color guard teams all competed in Inspection and Regulation phases. The highlight of the day though came when the Unarmed Drill Team competed in Regulation, Inspection and Exhibition Phase and took 1st Place...the first time in Wagner HS history for a ROTC drill team to do that.  Teams also competed in Marksmanship (firing range) and Academics that included knowing military history, drill and ceremony and proper wear of the military uniform.  Congratulations to everyone for such a great job on just the first competition of the year. A big thank you to the Booster Club parents who provided some much deserved refreshments and food after the competition...couldn't do it without you!!