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Annual Challenge-A-Thon

2017-02-22T18:50:06+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

Our annual membership support Challenge-A-Thon runs through March 31st. We need funding to cover competition costs and meet equipment necessities. Our Marksmanship program was discontinued for several years as we did not have an instructor for the program. Now that the program is back, the equipment had fallen into disrepair and needs to be replaced. The Raider, Drill, and Marksmanship Teams all receive support for competition entry fees, travel, as well as food and drinks while competing. Each competition is hundreds of dollars worth of expenses, and throughout the year totals thousands. We also purchase other supplies and sponsor the year end special events for the whole group. As of the end of January, the Booster Club is in a deficit position for the year, meaning that thousands more have been paid out than have been brought in. In order to continue supporting the program, we are asking that the cadet families, friends, and relatives become supporting members of the Booster Club.

You can contribute on our website here: Membership

Our fundraiser page is here: You Caring – Wildcat JROTC Challenge

24th Annual Military Ball

2017-04-06T17:20:12+00:00 May 13th, 2017|

Our 24th Annual Military Ball will be held at Jacaranda Country Club on Saturday May 13th from 6:00 PM to Midnight. Dress for this event is Class A uniforms for males with guests wearing formal attire. Women wear below-the-knee to floor-length gowns. Male guests typically wear dark suits with a bow tie or a tuxedo. Guests should begin check in at 6PM. There will be a reception line prior to entry at 6:45 PM and the dinner will begin at 7:00 PM.

Professional photography is available onsite and pictures will be available for purchase. There will also be complementary photos taken during the event that will be available online at a later time.

Tickets are purchased online below for $55.00 per person. The last day to buy tickets is Sunday May 7th.

Be sure to complete the seating information as this will be used to complete the seating chart


Florida Marksmen Championship

2017-03-06T15:25:30+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|

The Florida State Marksmanship Championship will be held at Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, Florida on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 7AM to 3PM approximately. Results are published online at Orion Results.

The team will travel to Lee County on Friday, April 21st. Parents and supporters other than chaperones are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

State Drill Results

2017-04-02T23:59:29+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|

Congratulations to the Wildcat Battalion Drill Team for all their hard work at the Florida State Drill Competition and for placing in FOUR events!!!

  • Male Individual Exhibition – 1st (Zinninger)
  • Female Armed Regulation Platoon – 2nd
  • Female Exhibition Squad – 4th
  • Female Exhibition Platoon – 5th

We are so proud of all of our competitors!

Check out our website for competition photos: Drill States 2017
More photos will continue to be added as we receive them also.

Thank you to everyone who helped support the team!

Florida State Drill Meet

2017-03-12T17:36:06+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

The Florida State Drill Championship will be held at George Jenkins High School in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday, April 1st, 2017.  Events begin approximately 7AM and end around 5PM.

The team will travel to Lakeland on Friday, March 31st and return on Saturday after the competition. The team is staying at the Best Western Mulberry Hotel. Parents and supporters other than chaperones are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

Congratulations Drill Team!

2017-04-24T00:34:18+00:00 March 12th, 2017|

Congratulations to the Wildcat Battalion Drill Team for your 2nd Place overall finish at the Broward County Drill Championship! Your hard work has qualified the team for the Florida State Championship on April 1st at George Jenkins HS.

  • Male unarmed squad regulation – 1st
  • Female unarmed platoon regulation – 1st
  • Male individual armed exhibition – 1st
  • Male dual armed exhibition 1st
  • Female armed platoon regulation – 2nd
  • Female Color guard – 2nd
  • Female dual armed exhibition – 2nd
  • Male armed squad exhibition – 3rd
  • Female armed squad exhibition – 3rd
  • Male armed platoon exhibition – 3rd
  • Female armed platoon exhibition – 3rd
  • Female dual armed exhibition – 3rd
  • Overall – 2nd


1st Place Male Individual Exhibition

1st Place Male Dual Exhibition

2nd Place Female Dual Exhibition

Broward Co. Drill Championship

2017-03-08T22:07:12+00:00 March 11th, 2017|

The Broward County Drill Championship Meet will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017 at Boyd Anderson High School. The 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.

Please be aware that the location has been changed from Fort Lauderdale High School to Boyd Anderson High School!

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

Congratulations Wildcat Marksmen!

2017-02-18T21:50:33+00:00 February 18th, 2017|

The Western High School Wildcat Marksmanship Team has qualified to go to the Florida State Championship with their  4th place overall finish Broward County Marksmanship Championship at Coral Glades High School on February 18th. The team took home a trophy for 3rd place High Firing Kneeling Position. The state competition will take place on April 22nd in Fort Myers.

Results are published  online at Orion Results:

Inspection Results

2017-02-18T20:13:58+00:00 February 18th, 2017|

Congratulations to the Western High School Wildcat Battalion JROTC on their results of the recent inspection on February 14, 2017. The battalion received a final score of 97%, qualifying it as Honor Unit with Distinction. This is the highest rating Army JROTC units can receive. Cadets will wear the gold star on their uniforms, which designates them belonging to an Honor Unit with Distinction. All cadets that participated in the inspection are to be commended for their excellent performance. Thank you to all who made the this year’s inspection a success, and thank you to the inspection team of Keith Duble, Major, US Army Retired and Anthony J. Littlejohn, Sergeant First Class, US Army Retired.


2017-01-29T18:25:56+00:00 February 14th, 2017|

The annual inspection/JROTC Program of Accreditation Evaluation takes place at Western High School on February 14th, 2017. The Wildcat Battalion is currently an Honor Unit of Distinction and must maintain satisfactory standards to keep this title. We need parent volunteers to assist with various activities. Volunteers will need to arrive before school begins. Times listed (7am-3pm) are approximate.