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Mission:
"To develop in all NJROTC cadets attributes of personal responsibility, self discipline, self confidence, teamwork, community service and citizenship. Our goal is success not only in NJROTC, but also in high school and beyond."


28 September 2017:  Commander Kim Green, Commanding Officer Navy Recruiting District Atlanta, was the guest inspector for the annual Area Managers Inspection held at the high school. 162 cadets were inspected and performed a "pass in review" ceremony for parents, relatives and distinguished guests.  Photos available on the "Photos/Videos" page.

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30 Sep 2017: 26 cadets from the Upson Lee Knight Battalion drill team competed at the Area 12 sanctioned drill meet held at Stockbridge High School. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

23 Sep 2017:  The Upson Lee NJROTC Knight Battalion travelled to Stockbridge High School for their first "brain brawl" of the year. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

21 September 2017:  Cadets from the Knight Battalion marched in the annual homecoming parade and performed in the halftime ceremony at the football game. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

26 August 2017: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program. 

20 July 2017:  21 new cadets recently graduated from a week-long orientation camp held at the high school that included physical training, proper uniform wear and drill. As part of the graduation ceremony, cadets were promoted to their first rank of cadet seaman apprentice. 20 additional upper-classmen cadets acted as "cadre" (cadet mentors).  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

17 June 2017:   Cadets Hicks, Fallin, Self, Daniel, Maldonado and Gray graduated from NJROTC Area 12 Leadership Academy held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA.  Cadet Jakob Dawson returned this year as cadre. Nearly 240 cadets from all over Georgia and northern Florida attended the academy this year. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

9 May 2017: The NJROTC Knight Battalion held their annual awards night for school year 2015-2016. Highlights of the ceremony included awarding of graduation stoles for seniors and a change of command wherein Cadet Jakob Dawson relieved Cadet Tariq Jackson as battalion commander. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

29 April 2017: Cadets participated in a car wash fundraiser at Chili's parking lot in Thomaston. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

12-15 April 2017: Cadets visited Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and the historic city of St. Augustine during a 3-day visit to the Jacksonville, Florida area.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!


31 March 2017: 31 cadets visited the campus of Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

25 March 2017: The Upson Lee NJROTC Drill tteam competed at the NS1 Drill Meet at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA. The team earned third place finishes in unarmed basic, armed exhibition and tug-of-war. They finished fourth place overall. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page and videos here (SitUps) and here (DizzyIzzy) !

18 March 2017: Cadet Tyler Sewell relieved Cadet Zach Clay as the Upson Lee NJROTC Orienteering team captain.  The team held their last event of the year at Dauset Trails Nature Center in Jackson, GA. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

16 March 2017: Cadets from the Upson Lee NJROTC visited the campus of Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, GA.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

04 March 2017: Cadets from the Knight Battalion orienteering team competed at Joe Kurz WMA in Gay, GA. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

26 February 2017: Cadets from the Knight Battalion orienteering team competed at Bert Adams Scout Camp in Covington, GA. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

25 February 2017: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

16 February 2017: The Upson Lee NJROTC precision air rifle team competed in the Navy Nationals Rifle Championships held in Anniston, AL. The team finished 3rd overall and Cadet Shannon Tyssen took 3rd place individually. The team qualified to shoot in the All Service JROTC Championships to be held next month also in Anniston.  See photo here.

15 February 2017: Cadets from the Upson Lee NJROTC visited the campus of Columbus State University. While there they also received a briefing from the Army ROTC senior officer. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

4 February 2017: The Upson Lee NJROTC Orienteering Team qualified and competed at the Area 12 Orienteering Championships held at Hard Labor State Park in Rutledge, GA. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

29 January 2017: Cadets from the Knight Battalion orienteering team competed at FDR State Park in Pine Mountain, GA.  See photos and video on the "Photos/Videos" page!

28 January 2017: The Upson Lee NJROTC Precision Air Rifle Team are Area 12 champions! Cadets Shannon Tyssen, Savannah Hill, Jonathan Nix, Emily Jackson and Kiara Lewis celebrate during the trophy ceremony with the Area 12 Manager, CDR Rustie Hibbard, USN (Ret). See team photo here.


21 January 2017: The Upson Lee NJROTC rifle team travelled to Anniston, AL to compete in the "Warhawk" shoulder to shoulder rifle match sponsored by the Henry County High School NJROTC. The precision team finished in first place led by Cadet Shannon Tyssen who also finished in first place as an individual. Cadets Jonathon Nix and Savannah Hill finished 2nd and third respectively while Cadet Emily Jackson finished in 6th place individually and Cadet Kiara Lewis, a freshman, finished in 12th. Congratulations!

14 January 2017: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program. See photos and video on the "Photos/Videos" page!

17 December 2016: The Knight Battalion Academic Team travelled to Luellla High School to compete in a "brain brawl". See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

15 December 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion raised nearly $400 to provide Christmas gifts for a needy family as part of the high school "adopt a family" program sponsored by the athletic department.  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

12-15 Dec 2016: The Knight Battalion conducted their annual holiday fruit sale to help raise funds for the program. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

3 December 2016: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

2 December 2016: CDR Jarvis visits the Upson Lee North 4th grade classes and presents  a weather demonstration. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 
21-24 November 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion helped prepare and serve Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate as part of the "Families Feeding Families" program conducted at the Mountain View Baptist Church.

17 November 2016: 28 cadets from the Upson Lee NJROTC assisted with the annual carnival held at Upson Lee South Elementary School. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

15 November 2016: The Upson Lee NJROTC academic team competed in the College Options Foundation online competition.

13 November 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion orienteering team competed in the Veterans Day Pearl Harbor orienteering meet held at Dauset Trails in Flovilla, GA. The team finished high enough to qualify for the Area 12 championships! Especially noteworthy was Cadet Tyler Sewell's first place finish on the yellow course against 63 other runners! See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

12 November 2016: The Upson Lee NJROTC hosted the 3rd annual "Knight Classic" at the Old Mill Range in Griffin, GA.   The Upson Lee NJROTC precision rifle team earned the first place trophy, the second such finish this year!  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

11 November 2016: The Knight Battalion provided a color guard for the town of Yatesville Veterans Day program.

11 November 2016: The Knight Battalion observed Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Greatest Generation Park in Thomaston, GA.  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

10 November 2016: The Knight Battalion provided a color guard for the Upson Lee South Elementary School Veterans Day program. See photo here.

8 November 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion assisted with election day at the Civic Center in Thomaston, GA.

5 November 2016: The Knight Battalion provided color guards for the Upson Historical Society Veterans Day program as well as the Rob Bennet Memorial Golf Tournament in Thomaston.  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

5 November 2016: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.  See photo here.

4 November 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion travelled to Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in South Carolina to get a taste of what it is like to be a marine recruit! See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

29 October 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion orienteering team competed in the "Night-O" score-O orienteering meet held at Dauset Trails in Flovilla, GA. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

29 Oct 2016: The Knight Battalion color guard and unarmed drill team marched in the annual Chitlin' Hoe Down parade in Yatesville, GA.  Photos available on the "Photos/Videos" page.

23 October 2016: The NJROTC orienteering team travelled to Chattahoochee Bend State Park to conduct orienteering training. See  pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

22 October 2016: The Upson Lee NJROTC drill, athletic and academic teams competed at the Luella High School Drill Meet. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

15 October 2016: The Knight Battalion air rifle team travelled to South Effingham High School in Guyton, GA for a "shoulder to shoulder" meet. The precision team had great success taking an overall first place!

15 October 2016: The Knight Battalion celebrated the 241st birthday of the U.S. Navy at the annual ball.  Pictured are this year's senior class of cadets.  A short video of cadets singing anchors aweigh can be found here. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!


7 Oct 2016: Roughly 40 cadets took advantage of free swing dance lessons in preparation for the Navy Birthday Ball. Photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 
20 September 2016: Commander Rustie Hibbard, Navy JROTC Area 12 Manager presents the honor platoon pennant to Bravo One Platoon at the recent annual inspection. 170 cadets were inspected and performed a "pass in review" ceremony for parents, relatives and distinguished guests. Photos available on the "Photos/Videos" page.

23 Sep 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion marched in the annual homecoming parade and performed in the halftime ceremony at the football game. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

1 September 2016: Cadets performed color guard as part of  the opening ceremony for the NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pictured here with "Freddie" the Falcon.

10 Sep 2016: 10 cadets from the orienteering team competed in the Mountain Madness meet held at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs, GA. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

27 August 2016: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.   See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

23 August 2016: The NJROTC held an "open house' for parents of new cadets. Program requirements and expectations were discussed as well as the full calendar of events planned for the coming year. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

21 July 2016: 23 new cadets recently graduated from a week-long orientation camp held at the high school that included physical training, proper uniform wear and drill. As part of the graduation ceremony, cadets were promoted to their first rank of cadet seaman apprentice. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

11 June 2016: Cadets Chapman, Lopez, Sewell, Fountain, Dawson and Kramer graduated from NJROTC Area 12 Leadership Academy held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA.  Cadet Chapman also earned "honor cadet" for earning the highest grades in his platoon of 22 cadets.  Nearly 240 cadets from all over Georgia and northern Florida attended the academy this year. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

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