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School Board recognizes Norview High’s NJROTC for top honor

The School Board of the City of Norfolk and Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone recognized Norview High School’s NJROTC for their designation as the “Most Outstanding Unit" for the 2017-2018 school year during the November 28 board meeting. The NJROTC unit was formally recognized on August 8 by Commander Naval Service Training Command Rear Admiral Michael Bernacchi who came to Norfolk to recognize Norview’s NJROTC. There are 538 Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Programs in Europe, Asia, and across the continental United States.

Norview's NJROTC is the largest on the East Coast with over 400 active cadets (four times the average unit). The Navy League of the United States selected Norview for this honor based on the unit's superior performance across a myriad of activities and objectives outlined for program participants.

The unit also performed over 10,000  hours of community service.  Cadets supported the Norview community with quarterly clean-up of the Norview High School, Norview Elementary School, and the Norview Recreation Center campuses through the Adopt-A-Spot Program. Students partnered with Norview Elementary School for various activities including Trick-o-Treat, Secret Santa, and Field Day volunteers.  The cadets sponsored four canned food drives,  sponsored 15 children through the Angel Tree program, and three highly successful Red Cross blood drives.

Check out WAVY’s coverage of this amazing JROTC unit’s recognition at the School Board Meeting here.

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