For the first time since the beginning of the Hopi High School JROTC Program in 2000, the 14th Brigade Cmdr. Col. Johnson and Sgt. Maj. Higgs made a visit to the Hopi Jr/Sr High School on Sept. 12.
The cadets were very excited that someone from higher headquarters took the time to come and see a reservation school.
Their objectives were to see the cadets and visit the school's superintendent, principal and counselors.
After visiting with the school administrators, both Johnson and Higgs received a briefing by the JROTC Battalion Cmdr., Cadet Lt. Col. Leandra Calnimptewa, the Executive Officer, Cadet Maj. Percelia Batala and the Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan Carl.
Maj. Taylor and Sgt. 1st Class Nance wanted to make Johnson and Higgs aware of the significance of the JROTC Program on campus. They wanted to show not only the 14th Army ROTC Brigade, but also the entire community, what the Hopi JROTC can do.
The JROTC Academic Bowls can effectively increase the academics of students and prepare them for college level education. This is a new program that will take place during the Lori Piestewa drill meet in October.
Calnimptewa said, "The academic bowls will give the cadets a better chance to score high on the SAT or the ACT."
The parents can't wait to see how this will improve their cadets' academics.