ROTC cadets from Esperanza participate in Parkinson Foundation event

On Saturday, Oct. 24, 22 Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from Esperanza High School took the lead in supporting a Moving Day event at Shoreline Park in Long Beach.

Moving Day is an event that benefits the National Parkinson Foundation. It is a self-described movement for change toward more awareness, more funding and more understanding of a disease that affects so many of our family and friends.

The cadets arrived early, set up the course, checked in the participants, staffed the hydration stations and then cleaned after everybody else had gone home. Their participation honored longtime PYLUSD music teacher, Karen Wyatt, who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

This group showed a strength of character and a dedication to helping the community that is hard to find these days. They were polite, well-mannered and willing to jump right in. They also showed amazing teamwork. For example, they were instructed to set up the start and finish arches with no instruction, which they did by working together, making a plan and troubleshooting.

The ROTC cadets from EHS frequently participate in community service events. On Saturday, Oct. 24, they made a real, positive impact in the community.

For more information on Moving Day, click here.

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