Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)

NJROTC ACADEMIC TEAM
The NJROTC Academic Team represents BK in regional and national competition. Academic competitions are conducted via written tests both on campus and during field meets and brain brawl tournaments held at various NJROTC units and universities throughout Area Twelve (North Florida and Georgia).  Additionally, Postal Matches (via US Mail) are conducted on a nationwide basis.  The competition covers a broad area of general knowledge related to the Naval Science curriculum, as well as SAT/ACT material.  Visit their website HERE.  
Meetings:  Daily before school
Qualifications:  Open to academically qualified NJROTC cadets from grades 9-12.  Teams are made up of five members each.  Cadets are expected to make a commitment of time and effort for the practice sessions and self-paced study throughout the year.
Enrollment Deadline:  Open
Leadership Opportunities:  Commander and Assistant Commander

 

NJROTC ATHLETIC TEAM
The NJROTC Athletic Team consists of cadets who want to be part of a group exercise program.  They exercise together to help each other stay physically fit.  Cadets travel on field trips with other NJROTC teams in order to compete against other high schools for individual and team awards.  Competitions are conducted at high schools and colleges that have ROTC programs throughout the Southeast United States.
Meetings:  Twice a week
Qualifications:  Academically qualified (2.0 GPA) NJROTC cadets in grades 9-12.  
Enrollment Deadline:  Open
Leadership Opportunities:  Athletic Team Commander--Responsible for conducting practice and preparing for competitions.  Athletic Team MPO--Assists the Commander and is in charge during his/her absence.

NJROTC COLOR GUARD
The NJROTC Color Guard members represent BK both on and off campus.  They travel on field trips to compete against other high school color guards for awards.  The NJROTC Color Guard represents our high school at various military and civic activities in the Jacksonville area.  They also perform at BKHS athletic events.
Meetings:  Weekly
Qualifications:  Academically qualified (2.0 GPA) NJROTC cadets from grades 9-12.  Teams are made up of four members each.
Enrollment Deadline:  Open
Leadership Opportunities:  Color Guard Commander--Responsible for teaching and conducting practices for the Color Guard.  Assistant Color Guard Commander--assists the Color Guard Commander 


CYBERPATRIOT 
Cyberpatriot is an Air Force Association (AFA) funded program designed to teach students about cyber security. With the rate in which access to the internet is growing, there is also a rise in threats to our privacy. These security threats and breaches are almost always linked to user negligence. Cyberpatriots' purpose is to raise awareness on the importance of cybersecurity to ensure that our future generations can safely thrive- offline and online.
Meetings:  Weekly
Qualifications:  Academically qualified (2.0+ GPA) NJROTC cadets from grades 9-12.
Enrollment Deadline:  Open
Leadership Opportunities:  CyberPatriot Team Commander--Responsible for teaching and conducting practices for the team.  Assistant CyberPatriot Team Commander--assists the Team Commander.
 

NJROTC DRILL TEAMS (Armed and Unarmed)
The NJROTC Drill Teams represent BK both on and off campus.  They travel on field trips to compete against other high school drill teams for awards.  Competitions are held at various high schools and colleges that have ROTC programs throughout the Southeastern United States.  Competitions require students to demonstrate knowledge of and properly execute both basic and exhibition drill routines. The Armed Team practices and competes with drill rifles.  The Unarmed Team does not use drill rifles.  
Meetings:  Twice a week
Qualifications:  Academically qualified (2.0 GPA) NJROTC cadets from grades 9-12.  Teams are made up of approximately fourteen members.
Enrollment Deadline:  Open
Leadership Opportunities:  Drill Team Commander--Responsible for teaching and conducting practices for the drill team.  Assistant Drill Team Commander--Assistant to the Commander; in charge in his/her absence.

NJROTC DRONE TEAM
 The NJROTC Drone Team was formed during the 2018-2019 school year, and has grown to 10 members.  Our goal is to have at least 12 members on the team in order to form three separate teams of four cadets.  The Drone Team attends competitions in Area 12 (North Florida and Georgia).
Meetings:  Weekly
Qualifications:  Academically qualified (2.0+ GPA) NJROTC cadets from grades 9-12. 
Enrollment Deadline:  Open
Leadership Opportunities:  Drone Team Commander--Responsible for teaching and conducting practices for the team.  Assistant Drone Team Commander--assists the Team Commander.


NJROTC ORIENTEERING TEAM
Orienteering is a competitive sport that combines racing with navigation. It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence. The NJROTC Orienteering Team represents BK in regional competitions throughout sequence.  The NJROTC Orienteering Team represents BK in regional competitions throughout Florida and Georgia.
Meetings:  Once a week
Qualification:  Academically qualified (2.0 GPA) NJROTC Cadets in grades 9-12.
Enrollment Deadline:  Open
Leadership Opportunities:  Orienteering Team Commander and Assistant Commander-Responsible for conducting training and practice for competitions.

NJROTC MARKSMANSHIP TEAM
The NJROTC Marksmanship Team represents BK in competition nationally as well as throughout NJROTC area twelve (North Florida and Georgia).  The competitions cover a broad area of general marksmanship skills.  The Marksmanship is a  Team stresses mental discipline, concentration, the ability to relax under pressure, and stamina.
Meetings:  Weekly October through March off campus at a local shooting range.  
Qualifications:  Academically qualified NJROTC cadets from grades 9-12.  Teams are made up of four members each.
Enrollment Deadline:  Open
Leadership Opportunities:  Commander and Assistant Commander

Contact Sponsor: B. Morrill          MorrillB@bishopkenny.net