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ECHS Air Force JROTC recognized as distinguished unit
Principal Yancy Ford presenting the Distinguished Unit Award certificate to the corps commander of the first semester Amie Perkins (right) and corps commander of the second semester Corky Jordan (left). - photo by Photo submitted

Air Force Junior ROTC Unit GA-938, at Effingham County High School, has been selected as one of 328 units worldwide to receive the 2007-2008 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

This award recognizes Air Force Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America. The JROTC at Effingham County High School received the Distinguished Unit Award with Merit this year as a result of their November inspection.

The AF JROTC area administrator determined during his inspection that the unit exceeded standards in all portions of their inspection.

The objectives of the Junior ROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

Enrollment is open to all young people who are in the ninth grade or higher, physically fit and are citizens or nationals of the United States.

Air Force Junior ROTC is located in 879 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific and Puerto Rico. Junior ROTC enrollment worldwide includes more than 102,000 cadets.

There are 166 cadets in the ECHS JROTC this year (unduplicated head count), earning over 200 credits (duplicated head count).

For more information contact the Air Force Junior ROTC department at Effingham County High School at 754-5514.