NEWPORT, VT - For the 12th year in a row, the North Country Union High School JROTC program has received the Honor Unit with Distinction award given by the U.S. Army.
This is a unit award given to some of the best schools in the nation. The award is only given to schools that can handle a full inspection and get at least a 90 percent in drill and ceremony, color guard, a full staff briefing, and a full battalion formation inspection.
Colonel Keith Wooster and Command Sargent Major Allen Lane appeared before the NCUHS school board with three members of JROTC for a presentation. Command Sargent Major Jessica Hebert, Captain Phyllis 'PJ' Conroy, and 1st Lt. Johnna Uhlendorff said JROTC builds teamwork, leadership, and character and provides career opportunities.
Wooster said the approximately 80 students in the program receive credit for the unit award, but also noted the contribution of Command Sargent Major Allen Lane, who was recently given recognition by the armed services for his public service working with the JROTC program.