Continuing to Be the Best.
This past friday the Socorro District honored the Socorro High School NJROTC program. The District unveiled a monument giving recognition to the 1995 and 2013 programs both winning nationals. The current NJROTC program is very excited and is getting ready make the top 2 at their competition at Onate high school in Las cruces that will qualify them for Nationals for 2014. Socorro is in Area 9 and have to win at regionals to go on to Nationals where the best from 11 regions in the country face off. Academics and community service is what puts Socorro apart from its competition. Socorro averages 8000 community service hours per year. The average ARMY ROTC only averages 4000.
Back in June, the Socorro High School NJROTC became best in the nation, being named the Most Outstanding Unit by the U.S. Navy League. Two years ago, Socorro came in 3rd in the nation based on a wide variety of accomplishments such as Navy exams, community service, physical teams and color guards. Not one to rest on their laurels, and under the tutelage of school commander, Senior Naval Science Instructor Michael Morales and the rest of the NJROTC teachers, the unit regrouped and came back stronger than ever, beating more than 600 NJROTC units from across the nation.