The Fairview High Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) is continuing to earn national recognition, this time for its community service toward veterans and veterans’ families.
The unit received the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award, which honors those who have volunteered a significant amount of time over a 12-month period. In order to receive the award at the gold level, Fairview High’s JROTC must have completed more than 1,000 hours of volunteer service.
“Community service is a huge part of the Junior ROTC curriculum,” said FVHS Raider Coach 1st Sgt. Christopher Turk. “We try to integrate service in everything we do. Fairview JROTC performs between 4,000 and 6,000 hours of community service each year.”
The JROTC received a personalized certificate, an official medallion or pin and a personalized letter from the president of the United States recognizing their efforts.
“I am proud of our cadets,” Turk said. “Their generosity and sacrifice are very humbling. It is great to see young Americans giving freely of themselves for others without expecting anything in return, and it is an honor to be among such great students and community members.”