On December 13th, we lost a person who meant a lot to this program. He meant so much to the program, that words can not come close to describing the impact he had on it. On that day, we lost Major Mark Carrington, our SAI. He had a positive impact on so many students, JROTC, and even non-JROTC students. He always was there for every one of us children in the JROTC family. That's what we were to him, and that's what he is to us. He helped a lot of us grow out of the people we were, and grow into more mature, selfless, and wise young individuals. He was an outstanding teacher to all of us, and an even better mentor. He was wise beyond his years, and incredibly friendly, once you got to know him. Intimidating at first, it didn't take long for us to see what a caring, empathetic, as well as a humorous person he was. Major Carrington was a good man, a good soldier, and a model citizen; one that won't soon be forgotten.
The Mission of JROTC is "To Motivate Young People to become better citizens". The Program's goals are to develop good citizenship, responsiveness to constituted authority, leadership and self confidence, the ability to work as a team, the ability to communicate effectively, knowledge of basic military skills, and an appreciation of physical fitness. JROTC provides students the oppurtunity to develop leadership skills for future postitions of responsibility within the community and nation. Through classroom instructionand related practical exercises, students learn self-discipline, patriotism, sense of responsibility, and respect/responsiveness, to authority, which will better enable them to serve as a future leader.