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Hendersonville High School's JROTC Earns Prestigious Distinction

Hendersonville High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) was recently selected and awarded the designation of “Naval Honor School” for the 2020-2021 school year. Incredibly, it is the third time this designation has been bestowed upon HHS in the past four years.

Selection as a Naval Honor School means that the cadet leadership of the HHS Marine Corps JROTC program was in the top 10 percent of all programs in the southeastern region of the United States.

This selection is not subjective but based on a point system used to determine the overall performance of the unit. Criteria includes, general inspection results, community service hours, public events attended, academic awards, meets hosted, and the total dollar amount awarded in scholarships and enlistments.

In addition, MCJROTC programs are evaluated by their participation and performance in drill team competitions, marksmanship competitions, physical fitness competitions, senior leadership, and summer cadet leadership camps.

This distinction also allows the Senior Marine Instructor (SMI) to nominate up to 6 cadets to each of the three military service academies – U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. These nominations are considered equal to a nomination from a U.S. representative or senator.

Marine Corps JROTC is led by Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Stone.

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