Students from Esperanza High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFJROTC) program presented the colors at the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 15 in honor of Veterans Day. Under the watchful eye of Chief Master Sergeant Vincent Juarez, the students had to problem-solve an issue with the ceiling height and their flags but were able to improvise to provide a high-quality presentation of the colors to honor veterans.
Started during the 2014-2015 school year, AFJROTC is an elective class open to any ninth through 12th-grade student at Esperanza. It is an academic course married with a co-curricular component, similar to band or musical theater. The objectives of AFJROTC are to educate and train high school students in citizenship, promote community service, and instill responsibility, character and self-discipline.