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Wagner ROTC Developing Leadership

The Wagner ROTC recently participated in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at John Newcombe's Ranch in New Braunfels.  Nine schools joined the challenge...some as far away as El Paso and Corpus Christi.  It involved a lot of team building exercises that provided individual and group encouragement, improvement in communication and helped hone decision making skills.  As you can see, they also had a chance for some "down time" too cooling off from the south Texas summer heat.  After all was done, Wagner Cadets received 5 individual trophies for being the best at their leadership positions as well as being chosen for the Camp Color Guard.  During the team competition, Wagner JROTC took first place in the Tug of War...you can see they really got into that...first place in the Confidence Course Relay Race, second place in the Water Olympics and third place in the One Rope Bridge. Congratulations to everyone on a successful camp.





Goodwill Gift From Wagner JROTC

Goodwill is one of those groups that help a lot of different people at a number of different levels and it got some help recently from Wagner's JROTC.  The ROTC students participated in a  Goodwill Donation Drive helping round up resources that can be used to provide a brighter future for people who really need it.  SFC Harper, a number of Cadets and the group's Booster Club Parents really put a major effort into the drive...in return, the Wagner JROTC was able to give a generous $2,500 donation to Goodwill.  Thank you for giving your time and service.

Judson ROTC Rockets Best In Show

The Judson AFJROTC Rocketry Team  competed against nine other rocket programs across the state in Austin and came out on top.  The competition held at Del Valley High School was a tough one not only because of the competition, but also because of less than ideal weather conditions. Despite all that, Judson's "Sidewinders" team won the Best In Show title and earned third place in Short Spot Landing.  To be eligible for scoring, you must be able to build and launch a rocket successfully and recover it intact.  Congratulations to you for showing the rest of the state another way that "Rocket Pride" comes  through in what you do.



Wagner ROTC Serves at Intrepid Center

To be a soldier and sacrifice your time, efforts and even your body for country, it's good to know there is appreciation for it.  Cadets from Wagner High School ROTC spent some time at Joint Base-Fort Sam Houston putting into practice values they are learning in giving of one's self to others.  They started out by putting a little muscle and sweat into the landscaped areas at the Wounded Warrior Intrepid Center. LET 3 and LET 4 Cadets organized the project as a service learning experience.  Many wounded soldiers are not just recovering from physical injuries, but emotional ones too...sometimes just a friendly face to talk with can add a lift to their day. Cadets got to provide that by eating lunch with some of the soldiers.  Afterwards, these students paid an emotional  visit to the Ft. Sam National Cemetery to visit the gravesite of LTC Karen Wagner...their school's namesake.   Some students also took the opportunity to visit the graves of family members that have passed on. 





Wagner ROTC Steppin' Out at Military Ball

The Wagner JROTC works hard all year long with physical training, drills and overall discipline training.  It's also good to break the routine and have some fun.  The 8th Annual Military Ball was just the answer for that.  The event was totally cadet led and hosted at Randolph Air Force Base. This was their formal event where the guys wore their Formal Military Uniform (that's white shirt and bow tie) and the girls wore evening dresses.  Cadets have been planning this since October and they really put together a great event.  The evening included introductions of the Cadet Battalion Staff along with the guest speaker.  Sergeant Major Mark Marques delivered a great speech challenging cadets to set and achieve their goals.  King and Queen of the ball were Cadet David Garza and Cadet Viviana Ortega. After the program of events cadets danced the night away.