Hello cadets! As you may know, Cadet Ball is coming up. Each unit (school) that is attending the event has their own Royal Court that consists of a queen, first attendant, and second attendant along with their escorts (who must also be a Kearny JROTC cadet). This year, selection of the Royal Court will be based upon LET level, grades, and paragraph about themselves. The nominees will be voted on by our Battalion's cadets.
1. Photo of Yourself (School Appropriate & Will be Presented on Ballot)
2. Paragraph about Yourself (Will be Presented on Ballot)
3. State Escort’s Name (Must be in the Kearny JROTC Program)
*Email Must Be Submitted by February 20, 2018 by 3:30 PM
On Saturday, January 20th, we participated in the annual Best Drilled Platoon and Best Drilled Squad Regulation Competition, hosted at James Madison High School. This event allows cadets to represent our Battalion by exhibiting and showcasing our skills through armed drill. Despite the busy semester, our cadets practiced hard and performed their best in giving a brilliant performance. Thank you to those cadets who competed in this event as well as any others who came to support the team!
On Saturday, January 8, 2018, our Academic Team represented Kearny in the SDUSD brigade in the Academic Bowl hosted at Patrick Henry High School. The Academic Bowl is a Joint Brigade competition, where our school competes with the other 12 teams from our school district. Putting their skills and knowledge to the test, our team finished in the semi-finals, placing 6th. Scripps Ranch, Patrick Henry, and Point Loma High School were the top three schools in this competition. Nevertheless, the event was an opportunity for our team to have fun and socialize with the other teams in the brigade. Thank you to our Academic Team for their continuous hard work and dedication!
Our annual Joint Brigade Best Drilled Individual (BDI) and Best Drilled Color Guard (BDCG) Regulation Drill competition took place on December 9th at Serra High School. The competition shapes cadets into performing sharp, swift drill movements with the rifle or flag. Each of the thirteen Battalions sent one cadet from each of the four LET levels to compete for the BDI competition and a LET 1 Color Guard and Varsity Color Guard team for the BDCG competition to represent their school. Many cadets who were not competing and parents of the participating cadets also came to show their support and spirit. Our participating cadets put in a lot of practice and work to give the judges a good impression with their performances. Thank you to all of those who competed and came out to support, and let us continue to work hard and preform even better next year!
This year's annual Joint Brigade Cadet Picnic took place on September 23rd. Hundreds of cadets from thirteen different battalions, including Kearny, came to represent themselves and compete in many games and preform in the talent show. Cadets were also able to go around and socialize with those from other battalions, catching up with old friends as well as hopefully, making plenty of new ones. We are so glad to have seen so much participation and spirit from everyone!
- c/CPT Peterson
Many of our cadets, along with those from other schools within our brigade, participated in the annual JCLC (Junior Cadet Leadership Camp) this summer. JCLC is a summer camp experience focused on helping cadets to improve their leadership, team building, and adventure training skills. Some of the activities at the camp included fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and archery, along with many others. We hope that everyone was able to learn and grow as well as have fun during their time there.
- c/SGT Peterson
This year's annual Joint Brigade Pass in Review took place at Lincoln High School on May 20th. We would like to congratulate all of the cadets who were awarded and recognized along with those involved with the change of command. Thank you to all of those who participated and helped to continue this long standing tradition.
- c/SGT Peterson
1. The Joint Brigade Selection Board for SY 2017-2018 will be held at JROTC Headquarters on Wednesday 10 MAY 17. This Board will select the Joint Cadet Brigade Commander, XO, Senior NCOIC and the Joint Staff.
2. The continued success of our JROTC Program significantly hinges on the quality of OUR Cadet Joint Brigade Staff. They represent the entire SDUSD Cadet Corps when they meet or communicate with educators, community leaders and other students. Their appearance, professionalism and conduct are a direct reflection of our program and we need to ensure that we continue to be represented by our best and brightest cadets. I encourage top cadets to consider serving in the District Joint Brigade Staff. I commend this year’s staff as they raised the bar to a higher level in the areas of leadership, innovation and unit communication. We need to continue to put forth dedicated cadets with these excellent academic and personal achievements to further demonstrate the quality of program.
3. Submit a completed SDUSD-Form 43 (attached) to 1SG Olson NLT 26 APR 17.
4. Once all nominations have been submitted, an interview schedule with detailed instructions will be produced and disseminated NLT 3 MAY 17.
JROTC CADET BALL
1. The Cadet Ball will be held at the Town and Country Resort Hotel, Saturday, 18 March 2017, 1800 until 2330. The Town and Country Resort Hotel is located in Mission Valley at the Hotel Circle exit. The cost is $55 per person. This price includes a formal three course dinner and dancing. Over 1,200 cadets will attend from SDUSD!
2. To purchase a ticket, go to the financial office and state you are buying a ticket(s) for the cadet ball. Cadets may only purchase one or two tickets (for themselves and one guest). Give your receipt to COL Swann for addition to the roster and to receive your permission slip. Tickets are on sale now until February 28, 2017. Only 80 tickets are available for Kearny High School. After February 28th if we have sold all of our tickets, others may be available from other schools.
DO NOT WAIT - THEY SELL FAST! Purchase your tickets BEFORE February 28th!3. Only San Diego City School Cadets and their guests are authorized to attend the Ball. Any Cadet arriving without previously purchasing a ticket (receipt from financial office) will not be admitted. Only authorized Cadets and guests, in the proper uniform/attire, will be allowed to attend the Ball. This is a formal occasion. Strict adherence to the following dress code is required for admittance. Purchase of a ticket does not authorize entry unless you and your guest are properly dressed.
a. Male Cadets must wear the Service Dress Uniform, with black bow tie. Remember to wear your name tag, JROTC rank and ribbons with this uniform. HEAD GEAR (COVERS) is not required and should not be brought to the Ball. THIS IS NOT A CLUB! INAPPROPRIATE DRESS=NO ENTRANCE. Also recommend that cadets do NOT wear any medals. They tend to come off during dancing!
b. Female Cadets are authorized to wear formal attire, BUT be sure that the outfit is neither too revealing nor provocative. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES AND YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE DANCE.
c. Male guests must wear formal/semi-formal attire. NO MALE GUESTS WILL BE ADMITTED WHO IS NOT PROPERLY DRESSED. Attire also includes dress shoes-sneakers are NOT allowed. Although a bow tie is not required with the suit, a tie is mandatory. NO TIE, NO JACKET, NO ADMISSION. Formal wear is a tuxedo and semi-formal is a suit (matching coat and slacks). Jackets, sweaters, windbreakers, leather, etc., are not formal attire. CASUAL WEAR=NO ENTRANCE. COATS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES DURING THE BALL.
d. Minimum 2.0 GPA (including the Citizenship Grade) is required to attend.
4. The Cadet Ball is a school sponsored function and the following rules are mandatory.
a. Entrance to the Ball area will begin at 1730, so plan to arrive and be seated for dinner by 1800. DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 1730!
b. The front entrance will be closed at 2000 to from the Royal Court. Colors will be posted at 1900. No one will be admitted while the Colors or Court are being presented.
c. Cadets will leave the immediate Ball area to have pictures taken in the foyer. For re-admittance, they must show the “black light” hand stamp. No one will be re-admitted without this stamp.
d. Smoking or drinking intoxicating beverages are not permitted. The purchasing of Hotel rooms for an “after party” is not permitted.
e. Dancing begins at approximately 2045. Dancing will be appropriate for a military formal ball. SUGGESTIVE OR INAPPROPRIATE DANCING (Freaking) WILL BE CAUSE TO ASK YOU TO LEAVE THE BALL.
f. You are responsible for the actions of your guest. If you or your guest do not follow the standards of Cadet policies, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
g. ONCE YOU LEAVE THE BUILDING, YOU MAY NOT RETURN.
5. The ball ends at 2330. Therefore you must make arrangements to leave the area at that time.
On Saturday, December 10th, we participated in the 2016 Regulation Drill Competition. Drill allows cadets to learn and demonstrate their ability to listen to follow detailed instructions. With the little time that cadets had to practice before the competition, they have done an excellent job. Movements were executed with precision. We would like to congratulate all of cadets that participated for their hard work and performance. There was a lot of competition as there were many events that had a two to four way tie. With that being said, we would like to proudly applaud Cadet Command Sergeant Major Mains for placing 2nd in 3rd Year Best Drill Individual and Cadet Captain Valencia for placing 2nd in 4th Year Best Drill Individual. We are proud of all our cadets that participated. Lastly, we would like to thank all those that came to support!
- c/MSG Thai
On December 4th, twenty-four cadets explored the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, a national park commemorating the soldiers who fought the battle between the U.S. and Californio forces on December 6, 1846 in the Mexican-American War, where both Generals Stephen Kearny (the man our school was named after) and Andres Pico claimed victory. Our JROTC Color Guard raised both the Mexican and American flag as we present arms while the National Anthems played. It was a fun experience for all of us as we journeyed through some trails, looked at the historical exhibits, and in unison, watched the battle day performance at the amphitheater.
- c/PFC Bui
Below is our October-November Podcast. We S5 hope you enjoy!
- c/SFC Tran
This year’s Cadet Picnic was highly anticipated due to the postponed Cadet Picnic last year. In this brigade event, all of the battalions in the district come together and compete in activities such as, hot hoops, tug o war, sack race, and egg balance. This was a first for many of our cadets! Even though there were no EGGS-pectations, many said that they are waiting on for next year’s. All of the cadets that participated in the competitiveness took their best SHOT and hyped our whole battalion up for following activities and victory. There were obstacles in between, but those hurdles were nothing compared to our strength and motivation. After a long, but spectacular day, the cadets cannot wait for future brigade events. We hope to see you there too!
- c/MSG Thai
Thanks for those who attended this year's JROTC STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) Camp at the SDSU. Cadets worked hard to accomplish their common goal (STEM fields). They faced a lot of difficulty, but they had an amazing experience with other schools and our brigade staff. STEM Camp allowed our cadets to explore more things when they’re at SDSU, such as the science and dorm life. They made it till the end despite the challenges! Our cadets had an amazing week at SDSU! Thank you again for taking part in an amazing program!
- c/SSG Nguyen
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