S. Plantation Drill/Marksmen Meet

January 28th, 2017|

There will be a Drill and Marksmen Meet at South Plantation High School on Saturday January 28th. Both Drill and Marksmen cadets should be at Western High School to ride the bus at 5am. The bus will depart from Western no later than 6am. Please check with your instructor and company leadership for more details.

Parents and friends who would like to attend the event need to provide their own transportation to South Plantation High School. The actual competitions will run approximately from 7am to 4pm.

Raiders State Championship

January 21st, 2017|

The Raiders Florida State Championship will be held at Camp Flaming Arrow, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd. Lake Wales, Florida 33898 on Saturday January 21st, 2017. The team will travel to Lake Wales on Friday January 20th and compete on Saturday January 21st. They will return to Western High School in Davie after the competition on Saturday night.

Anyone who would like to stay at the Hampton Inn Hotel near Lake Wales should contact the hotel regarding room reservations. Parents and supporters will be responsible for their own costs to attend the competition.

Membership Support

January 19th, 2017|

The mission of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) is to: “Motivate young people to be better citizens.” This program shapes the future leaders of our country by instilling values and qualities such as citizenship, community service, responsibility, integrity, self-discipline, leadership and education. As part of the JROTC program, our battalion participates in numerous community service events and collectively contributes thousands of hours of volunteer service hours each year. Annual events include Raider, Drill and Marksmanship Team competitions, the battalion picnic, Military Ball, awards ceremonies and more.

We are especially proud of the success of our special teams. For the first time in the history of the Western JROTC program, the Male Raider Team has qualified to compete at the State Championship. In order to get to this level, the team had to have a Top 2 finish at the Broward County Championship. Last year, there was heartbreak as the team finished 3rd, with the difference in 2nd and 3rd place being a matter of seconds. This year, the team was determined that they were going to States! They placed 1st at the County Championship beating out a much larger program that has dominated the competition for years. We could not be prouder!

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be successful, and we want to acknowledge the hard work of all of the cadets that make the Western JROTC Program as great as it is. Colonel Pruitt and Sergeant Jackson do an amazing job motivating and teaching the students. We are also thankful to the many families that volunteer their time, and come to the events to support their children.

Although we have many cadet and families that participate in events, our event calendar is full, so we are seeking more parent volunteers to support their cadets and the program. Parent volunteers are vital to the program! It’s a great opportunity to become involved in a wide variety of JROTC events and activities and to gain firsthand insight into your cadet’s involvement in the program. Attend activities at and outside the school, chaperone and assist at events, help organize fundraisers and much more.

To volunteer:

1) Attend monthly Booster Club meetings the 2nd Thursday of each month 7-8 PM in Portable 1 to find out about the program, special events and upcoming competitions, learn about volunteer opportunities, and to provide input towards events/activities.

2) Complete the Broward County School Board’s volunteer application http://browardschools.com/getinvolved/Volunteer-Services.

The Booster Club supports the Western JROTC not only by volunteering, but also by paying for event entry fees, travel, equipment, and other provisions needed and not provided for by the school or other sources. The program only receives partial funding for these special events. If you would like to help support our leaders of tomorrow, please help by purchasing a paid membership.

There are different levels of memberships, and you can purchase online here:

MEMBERSHIP

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Monarch HS Drill & Marksmen Meet

January 14th, 2017|

There will be a Drill and Marksmen Meet at Monarch High School on Saturday January 14th. Both Drill and Marksmen cadets should be at Western High School to ride the bus at 5am. The bus will depart from Western no later than 6am. Please check with your instructor and company leadership for more details.

Parents and friends who would like to attend the event need to provide their own transportation to Monarch High School. The actual competitions will run approximately from 7am to 4pm.

Booster Club Meeting 1/12 7:00 PM

January 12th, 2017|

Show your support by attending the Booster Club Meeting on Thursday January 12th at 7PM. Upcoming events will be discussed as well as how to fund them.

The meeting is in JROTC portable 1 at Western High School.

Holly Day Parade

December 3rd, 2016|

Cadets will be marching in the Jingle Bell Rock 17th Annual Holly Day Parade on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Cadets should arrive before 11:30AM.

The main entrance to Forest Ridge will close at 12:30 and the Parade Kicks Off Promptly at 1pm. Spectators need to arrive before 12:30! Please do not park along the staging area. Walk to check-in confirm your locations in the line-up then park at the designated location to avoid traffic congestion.

The parade starts at the entrance to Forest Ridge onto Forest Ridge Circle and turns left onto Old Orchard Road.

It generally takes about 1 hour to complete the 2 mile walk/ride. It is recommended that everyone brings bottled water. There will be some water stations just in case you need more.

Parade Route: Map

Congratulations Wildcat Raiders!

November 28th, 2016|

Western High School Wildcat Raiders have made history! Our male team has placed 1st in the County Raider Competition at Everglades High School on November 19th, and they are eligible to go to the state competition. The female team did an outstanding job taking home trophies for the rope bridge and fitness test.

The state competition will be at Camp Flaming Arrow in Lake Wales on January 21st, 2017.

  • 1st Place Overall-Male Team
  • 1st Place Cross Country Rescue-Male Team
  • 1st Place Fitness Test-Male Team
  • 1st Place Tire Flip-Male Team
  • 2nd Place Fitness Test-Female Team
  • 2nd Place Rope Bridge-Male Team
  • 3rd Place Team Run-Male Team
  • 3rd Place Rope Bridge-Female Team
  • 4th Place Overall-All Teams

Check out the gallery: Raiders County Meet 2016