On Friday, May 17, 2019, Esperanza High School’s (EHS) Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) unit of cadets received national awards and recognition for various achievements inside and outside the corps. Many cadets received officer promotions, enlisted promotions, as well as community service achievements.
Cadet Adalantra White received the “Cadet of the Year” award which recognized her for the countless hours she has dedicated to the corps in addition to being the captain of the color guard team.
In JROTC, every year a cadet staff is chosen to help maintain and operate the corps overall organization and standing. This year Cadet Julian Flores was selected Corps Commander for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, Cadet Julian Flores also chose his four other staff members for the 2019-2022 school years including Deputy Corps Commander Victoria Taberski, Mission Support Adelantra White, Operation Squadron Mason Wheatfill, and group superintendent Christian Witherspoon.
Many EHS cadets in their final year of JROTC are now going into the United States Military to serve in one of the five branches — Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines Corps, and Navy. Cadet Colonel Jason Skendrovich will be joining the Air Force and will be working in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Devan Winkler will be joining the Air Force and will be working as a Civil Engineer. Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Miles Duran and Cadet Senior Airmen Alex Hess will be joining the Marine Corps working in Security Forces. Cadet Major Logan Griffin will be joining the Navy working with Nuclear Fuel. Finally, Cadet Staff Sergeant Angel Rivera will be working as a Load Master in the Air Force.
Great work, Aztecs!