Wren Navy JROTC Announces Fall Fundraising Events
(PIEDMONT, SC) - The Wren Hurricane Navy JROTC cadets kicked off their Fall Fundraiser event recently on September 1st. This event runs through October 1st and has a goal of raising over $7,000 this semester.
In addition to the JROTC Fall Fundraiser, the Wren Hurricane Navy cadets will host a “Blue & Gold” Homecoming Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 28th at Wren High School to support Huston Stevenson and his family. Each unit of blood will earn a $10 donation, and all proceeds will be generously donated to help Huston and his family.
If you would like to give blood to support Huston Stevenson and his family, donors must be at least 16 years old and have parental consent to donate. Please sign up online at The Blood Connection’s website to donate on Wednesday, September 28th. Anderson One staff and faculty, and Wren High School students may donate inside Wren High School during the school day. The Wren community may donate following the school day from 3pm to 7pm. Please follow posted signage on campus to donate.
Besides blood donations, fundraising is an excellent citizenship development opportunity for cadets to increase awareness of the JROTC program at Wren High School while raising donations to help the community, offset cadet costs, repair and replace equipment, and support travel to different unit competitions and events. Each cadet has an initial fundraising goal of $100, and all cadets are incentivized to participate with ribbon awards, unit gear and even cash prizes for top fundraisers.
If interested in supporting the “Blue & Gold” Homecoming Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 28th or the Wren Hurricane Navy JROTC Fall Fundraiser, please visit The Blood Connection or the Wren Navy JROTC websites, respectively, to register and donate. Wren High School and Wren Navy JROTC thanks all donors in advance for their generosity.
Orientation visits, travel costs, the formal cadet ball, college tours, team competitions, cadet scholarships and grants, unit gear, and other significant JROTC activities would not be possible without fundraising. Thanks to the generosity of the Wren community and Hurricane Navy Family & Friends, the cadets were able to travel to the Charleston area in previous school years to tour Fort Moultrie, The Citadel and the USS Yorktown Museum at Patriot’s Point.
Fundraising efforts also helped greatly offset ticket prices for the March 2022 JROTC Cadet Ball, which was the cadet’s first formal event in many years. The cadet ball was attended by District 10’s Representative West Cox, held at The Old Mill and catered by Black Sheep Catering, both located in Piedmont, South Carolina.
Wren Navy JROTC is planning an orientation visit in October to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, will attend an admissions brief and campus tour at The Citadel in Charleston, and plans to compete in an Navy JROTC Area SIX sanctioned drill, academics and athletics meet at Summerville High School. Other team and unit activities are scheduled throughout the school year. Area SIX is comprised of 66 units in North and South Carolina.
The Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a fun and unique cadet-led program designed to develop citizenship and leadership qualities to give high school students a head start in life. It is a four-year leadership program aimed at incoming students who are best positioned to reap the most benefit over the course of their high school experience.
Established by Public Law in 1964, the Navy JROTC program is conducted at more than 630 accredited secondary schools throughout the nation. Over 78,000 students participate in NJROTC nationwide. Certified instructors are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel.
Story by Cadet Petty Officer Sammie Pryor, Wren Navy JROTC Public Affairs.
9/9/22) Wren High School Cadets Parade the Colors. Wren Navy JROTC cadets (L-R) James Daniel, A.J. Armstrong, Kevin Hernandez, Gage Motz and Sammie Pryor parade the colors during the march over parade before Wren High School football vs. T.L. Hanna. Photo taken by CDR Kevin Borden, Senior Naval Science Instructor.