Our Mission:  To Motivate Young People To Be Better Citizens.
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    Our JROTC Program, the "Bison Battalion" was established in August, 2005. We currently have over 100 cadets (students).
    We are proud to be an inclusive organization, open to all students, sponsored by the U.S. Army and the Sumner County School System.  JROTC's mission is Not to prepare students for the military.  Our Mission is to "Motivate Young People to Be Better Citizens". 
    In order to prepare cadets for success in college, work, and life, we strive to motivate them to become better students and citizens.  One of our critical motivation tools is our cadet rank system.  Cadets who excel academically in school and in JROTC earn higher rank, receive awards, and demonstrate the potential for increased responsibility.
   We also motivate our cadets through our curriculum which typically consists of classroom work on Mondays and Tuesdays.  The life skills taught in the classroom include:  verbal and written communication, leadership skills-values-attributes, character development, cultural diversity, teamwork, American Citizenship, financial management, and numerous other critical life skills.   
   On Wednesdays and Fridays we conduct Physical Fitness Education and Training.  We conduct a program that encourages the cadets to improve their level of physical fitness.  Fitness Components include Cardio Respiratory Endurance, Muscular Endurance/Strength, Flexibility, Variety, and Sportsmanship. Cadets are required to suit out in appropriate physical fitness clothing.
   On Thursdays, the cadets are educated, trained, and evaluated on their ability to properly care for and wear the US Army JROTC Uniform and maintain the JROTC personal grooming standards.  They also lead and follow during drill and cermony (marching).     
   We strive to conduct all of our education and training in a fun, challenging, and personal improvement environment. 
   We also have a Drill, Color Guard, and Raider Team. Each team trains on selected days throughout the week and travels to different locations in and around Tennessee to compete against other JROTC programs.  
                  Drill Team 3rd Place (Inspection) Finish at Dry Ridge Kentucky 
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