Q & A with Yesenia about JROTC

Yesenia is a member of JROTC at A.J. Moore Academy. She participated recently in the Johnny Strong Memorial Fundraiser. She received second place in the obstacle course.

Johnny Strong was a graduate of A.J. Moore Academy and in JROTC. He was the first soldier from Waco, Texas to die in the Iraq war. Each year, JROTC students put on events to raise money for a scholarship to be given to a graduating JROTC member, in the amount of $500 to $1,000.

Yesenia was happy to answer a few questions about her JROTC experience at A.J. Moore Academy.

YeseniaQ: How did you get involved in JROTC?
A: My former roommate was in JROTC and she encouraged me to get involved. I enjoy sports and this provided a way for me to be athletic.

Q: What does it mean to you to be in JROTC?
A: Several of my family members are in the military and this gives me a glimpse into what military life is like. I am considering going into the military myself, and I thought this would be a good experience in helping me decide if I am ready to make that commitment.

Q: How has JROTC changed you?
A: Being involved in JROTC has given me opportunities to participate in athletic events, travel to different places, and it has given me the opportunity to take on leadership roles. I also have made wonderful friendships.

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