The Harlingen High School South Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets are continuing its tradition for excellence this year.
The HHSS JROTC recently earned the title of Distinguished Unit Award with Merit. To earn this prestigious title, cadets were nominated after receiving a rating of excellence in a number of categories while being evaluated earlier this year.
HHSS was one of the top 60 units by merit of all AFJROTC programs in the nation. For the seniors that participated, it is their second time since 2010 to earn the Distinguished Unit with Merit title.
“This achievement speaks volumes to the leadership of our cadets, and the quality of the Harlingen High School South JROTC program,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores. “To be named one of the top 100 programs in the nation is a testament to the hard work of all those involved, and the tradition of excellence the program has maintained throughout the years.”
The rating is based on a series of standards that include categories like presentation and procedures. Students coordinated much of what the evaluators saw, and took charge of ensuring that the program was showcased. This evaluation occurs once every three years, and the program received an Exceeds Standards score during their 2009 evaluation.