Department of Education applauds JROTC programs in the state - - Jackson, MS

Department of Education applauds JROTC programs in the state

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Department of Education is applauding the efforts of JROTC programs in state schools. In a press release Thursday MDE said, the Rankin County School District provides an example of the opportunities that Mississippi's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) offers to high school students.

The MDE also says JROTC is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States. According to information from the Department of Education, JROTC provides students with learning,  leadership and personal growth experiences that help shape them as citizens and leaders.

Among the nation's 80,000 Army JROTC cadets in 2015, three Rankin County School district cadets were among the nation's 20 Legion of Valor Recipients. The Rankin County program is featured in a "Mississippi School Spotlight" video. The video provides a statewide perspective on JROTC and takes viewers inside the Rankin County School District's JROTC program.

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