The Cyclone Battalion had another busy week at our great school last week. On Wednesday, we conducted our Cadet of the Month board for October with PFC Lynn from Foxtrot taking home the honors. On Friday, we were busy at the football game against Centennial with myriad events taking place. Although the air temperature was chilly, the Color Guard did not skip a beat and presented the Colors in its usual outstanding fashion. We also supported the team with our first ever Push-Up Squad doing push-ups after each score and we even had Principal James help us out! (see picture below) Lastly, we ran the concessions with volunteer support from over 20 cadets. Thanks to everyone who helped make the night a success both on and off the football field! On Saturday, our Rifle Team competed at the Home of Heroes Rifle Tournament with Zoe Ellis placing 1 st in the New Shooter category and placing 9 th overall out of
over 120 shooters. Way to go Zoe! With the events listed below, the next two weeks promise to be keep us busy!
MEDAL OF HONOR VOLUNTEER
“This Medal of Honor does not belong to me. This medal belongs to every man and woman who has ever served their country. We were doing what we were trained to do. We were doing our job” – Michael E. Thornton
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration that the United States bestows for valor.
This year the Pueblo West High School JROTC Battalion was invited to assist during the Medal
of Honor convention in Pueblo, Colorado.
Last week was the end of the quarter, woohoo! Make sure your grades are where you would like them by the end of the semester. If you need help in your classes, there is list of tutors posted on the bulletin board next to the JROTC room.
Thank you to everyone who donated clothes and jackets for the clothing drive last quarter. The following is the list of event coming up this week, and remember to get your 10 hours of community service done for this new quarter.
Monday evening - Volleyball Match
Wednesday evening – Middle School Volleyball concession
Saturday – Wrestling Match volunteer
Thursday 26th – CSU-P Ropes course
Friday 27th – Color Guard and Concessions football game
Halloween – Halloween at the mall
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only.
This week Pueblo West JROTC is proud to support the 2017 Medal of Honor Convention events .
Wednesday 13 September – Color Guard for the Medal of Honor Assembly
Thursday 14 September - Escorting MOH Recipients to the LT Dan Band concert
Saturday 16 September – Escort MOH recipients at the Weisbod Air Museum Ceremony and the Patriot Gala Dinner
Hope you had a great first week of school! Do not forget to sign up for rifle and color guard team. Chocolates, Chocolates!! Sell your chocolates and get those raffle tickets to win a gift card of your choosing. Companies are getting settled in this week and we will work on formations and stationary drill. Great job with PT on Thursday. Keep up the hard work.
On behalf of Battalion Staff, we would like to welcome back all of our old cadets, and say hello to our new cadets. We hope everyone had a absolutely amazing summer. To the Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, keep up the great work, and keep on pushing towards greatness! To the Freshman, welcome to Pueblo West High School, we hope you make the most of your four years here, and make some of the best memories of your life here! We hope everyone has an amazing 2017 2018 year! Work hard, and achieve greatness!
Have a wonderful and safe summer Cyclones, see you next school year!
Monday Update: Welcome back from the Easter weekend! As many of you were aware, the week prior was dedicated to the many tests that will help determine the course of our future. On behalf of the staff we hope all testing sessions went well and that you gave it your all! For this week we’re closing in on the last opportunities to shoot the rifles and preparing for a new week. There will be a COM board this Wednesday at the usual hours and this Friday there will be the last drill meet for team held at County High School in between the hours of 1300 and 1700.
Drill Update: Last Friday on April 14 the Rocky Mountain Regional Drill Meet took place in which the Cyclone Battalion’s drill teams were able to earn remarkable awards! Both our Regulation with arms and without were able to land 4th place whilst our arms category won 3rd overall. To give recognition in the individual category, our very own Alexei German made us proud by achieving sixth place with his one-man exhibition routine. Keeping these accomplishments and successes in mind, drill members should always strive to better themselves and learn from past mistakes. Drill season isn’t over just quite yet though so there is still time to practice harder and make the last drill meet your best one yet. Congratulations to all the drill members! Let’s finish off strong.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
The Pueblo West High School JROTC Program would like to thank Cat's Pour House for their generous support!
The Pueblo West High School JROTC program would like to give a special thanks to J2D Electric for its extraordinary help during the 2018 fund raiser.