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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) started their Service-Learning Project for this year – campus-wide recycling.
The project is headed by a committee of cadets from each of the four classes, also known as Companies, who created a plan of action to take care of the recycling. The cadets also created a presentation to teach all four companies why recycling is important, how it impacts the community, and how they can help.
Senior LRHS JROTC army Instructor Lt. Colonel Richard Roller stated, “JROTC’s mission is citizenship, and community service is a part of the curriculum-driven events that is required from the program of instruction.
“It also allows students to see the value of being an active participant through service,” Roller continued. “We chose recycling because it gives most of the students in the program the opportunity to be involved, and it can be something that we continually do.”
Sophomore Jace Grayson, first sergeant of LRHS JROTC’s Charlie Company, said, “I think it’s really important because it opens everyone’s eyes to the impact we have on the environment and what we can do to help.”