The Retired Policemen and Firemen’s Association, Local 3 of Union/Somerset Counties presented $400.00 to the Union HS JROTC Drill Team program at their meeting on March 9. This is a great program that Union High School has to offer our younger generation.
“This program instills respect, responsibility and pride in America today”, said Local 3 President, retired Police Chief Kenneth Grady. “Many of the High School Cadets go directly into the military after graduation. They work hard at it, and we are proud to help sponsor them to go to the National Title competition in Daytona Beach, Florida on May 5th , 2023.”
Union High School cadets won the Army JROTC National Drill Championship in 2008 and 2014.
This year’s team will again compete for a national title on May 5 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
“Bringing 40 cadets to Florida on a five-day overnight trip is expensive,” Alvarado added. “We have to consider transportation, lodging and food. Funds will come from the district, the Army and through cadet fundraising.” The Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team will represent New Jersey at this prestigious event. “We have established the highest standards. We are determined to make our community and New Jersey proud,” said sophomore Anya Keoheuangpraseuth.
You can help the Union HS Drill Team by donating money through their GoFundMe drive. Click HERE to reach their GoFundMe page.