Seventy JPS JROTC cadets along with nine instructors and chaperones visited the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in September. The purpose of this trip was to provide an opportunity for the cadets to be exposed to the college environment and to gain practical experience and knowledge about the many opportunities available at institutions of higher learning. One of the primary goals of the JROTC program is to inspire 100 percent of graduates to continue their education after high school. So, experiences like this campus visit expose the cadets to the college environment while they are still in high school. This gives them greater confidence that they can excel at the next level.
"My overall experience at LSU was great," said Cadet Maj. Darlisha Williams of Forest Hill High School. "The LSU ROTC Battalion Commander was also helpful by sharing with us all the information he could because it made me weigh my endless options."
JPS JROTC cadets listen to LSU ROTC orientation briefing
Cadet Lt. Col. David Kelley, LSU Cadet Battalion Commander, Col. Paul Willis, JPS JROTC Director, Cadet Maj. Christopher La Neve, LSU Cadet Recruiting Officer