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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."


24 Aug 2019: The Upson Lee NJROTC presented the colors as part of the opening ceremony for the travelling Smithsonian exhibit "Crossroads" held in Thomaston through the month of September.  See more photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 

News/Notes/Events:
 
30 Aug 2019: NJROTC provided a color guard and a flag raising detail for the home-opening Upson Lee High School football game. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

24 Aug 2019: Cadets held a fundraising car wash in Chilis parking lot in Thomaston to help raise money for the many upcoming events this year.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

17 Aug 2019: Cadets performed their first community service of the year on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

25 July 2019: 15 new cadets recently graduated from a week-long orientation camp held at the high school that included physical training, proper uniform wear and drill.  13 additional upper-classmen cadets acted as "cadre" (cadet mentors).  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

18 July 2019: 15 new cadets recently graduated from a week-long orientation camp held at the high school that included physical training, proper uniform wear and drill.  13 additional upper-classmen cadets acted as "cadre" (cadet mentors).  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 

16 June 2018: Cadets Wright, Love, Boggs, Wall and Ritchie graduated from NJROTC Area 12 Leadership Academy held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA.  Nearly 220 cadets from all over Georgia and northern Florida attended the academy this year. Cadets Driggers and Strom performed as cadre (cadet mentors). See photo here!

18 May 2019: 37 cadets from the Upson Lee Knight Battalion travelled to SunTrust Park in Atlanta to watch the Atlanta Braves take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Military Appreciation Night. See more photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

10 May 2019: Ms Sandy Sewell presented the NJROTC instructors with appreciation awards in a short ceremony held in the NJROTC classroom. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

 30 Apr 2019: The NJROTC Knight Battalion held their annual awards night for school year 2018-2019. Highlights of the ceremony included awarding of graduation stoles for seniors and a change of command wherein Cadet Brittney Woodard relieved Cadet David Self as battalion commander. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

27 April 2019: The NJROTC Color Guard performed at the opening ceremony for the Atlanta United soccer team at Mercedes Benz Stadium. See photos on  the "Photos/Videos" page!

27 April 2019: The Upson Lee NJROTC Rifle Team competed at the Georgia High School State Championships and took an overall 3rd place! See photos on  the "Photos/Videos" page!

24 April 2019: The Upson Lee Navy Junior ROTC program was recently awarded “Distinguished Unit” for the 2018-2019 school year.   The award recognizes outstanding achievement and is based on unit success in community service, team competitions, college campus visits, military base visits and annual inspection results.   This award is the highest any unit can receive and places the Knight Battalion among the best  of all programs in Georgia and northern Florida.   The Upson Lee program last won the award in 2012.   Congratulations to all of the cadets!

19 April 2019: 30 cadets travelled to NAS Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport for a 3-night visit.  During their stay they visited the HSM 40 helicopter squadron, the military working dogs, the Coast Guard Station Mayport and the USS Phillipine Sea (CG 58).   They also visited the old city of St Augustine and toured the Castillo de San Marcos.   See photos on  the "Photos/Videos" page!
 

22 Mar 2019: 39 cadets from the The Upson Lee NJROTC program visited the Griffin campus of Southern Crescent Technical College.  See more photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 

10 March 2019: The NJROTC orienteering team visited the Joe Kurz WMA in Gay, GA for a competition. Briars were a real hazard! See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

8 March 2019: Cadets toured the campus of Gordon State College. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 

1 Mar 2019: The Upson Lee NJROTC Coor Guard performed at the opening ceremonies of the Macon Mayhem Hockey Game.  Cadets watched the Mayhem defeat the Fayetteville Marksmen 4-3.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

 23 Feb 2019: 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!

15 Feb 2019: 42 cadets travelled to Warner Robbins Air Force Base and toured the air museum. See photo here.

10 Feb 2019: The NJROTC Orienteering team travelled to Bert Adams Scout Camp in Covington, GA for an orienteering meet. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page

9 Feb 2019:
Senior cadets provided community service at the Ferst Foundation Father Daughter Dance held at the elementary school.
 

26 Jan 2019:  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!

19 Jan 2019: 12 Jan 19: The Upson Lee NJROTC precision and sporter air rifle teams competed at the Area 12 Shoulder to Shoulder (STS) Rifle Championships in Anniston, AL. The sporter team finished overall 3rd place for the first time!

18 Jan 2019: 41 cadets from the Upson Lee NJROTC Knight Battalion travelled to Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.  Activities included a brief from the admissions office and Army ROTC program, a campus tour and lunch in the "Cougar Cafe"  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!


12 Jan 19: The Upson Lee NJROTC precision and sporter air rifle teams competed at the Warhawk Shoulder to Shoulder (STS) in Anniston, AL.

12 Jan 2019: The Upson Lee NJROTC Drone team competed at the Union Grove Wolverine competition. The team took home several trophies including 3rd place overall.


17 Dec 2018: The  Knight Battalion adopted a foster family for Christmas! See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 

15 Dec 2018: Cadets from the Upson Lee Knight Battalion Color Guard performed opening services for the Macon Mayhem hockey team.
 
15 Dec 2018: The NJROTC academic team competed in a "Brain Brawl" hosted by Eagles Landing High School NJROTC. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page
 
15 Dec 2018: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program. 

10-12 Dec 2018: The Upson Lee Knight Battalion conducted their annual fundraising fruit sale.

9 Dec 2018: The NJROTC orienteering team competed at the Area 12 Championships held at Red Top Mountain Park in Acworth, GA.

30 Nov 2018:   26 cadets from the Knight Battalion travelled to Parris Island MCRD and discovered what it was like to be a U.S. Marine Recruit. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

19-23 November 2018: 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.

11 November 2018:  The NJROTC orienteering team competed at the annual Pearl Harbor/Veterans Day orienteering meet held at Hard Labor Creek Park in Rutledge, GA.  The team qualified for the Area 12 championships! See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

11 November 2018: Cadets from the Upson Lee Knight Battalion Color Guard performed opening services for a Veterans Day celebration at the Upson Historical Society in Thomaston, GA.

10 Nov 2018: The Upson Lee NJROTC hosted the 5th annual "Knight Classic" at the Old Mill Range in Griffin, GA.   See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

09 Nov 2018:  Cadets from the Upson Lee Knight Battalion Color Guard performed opening services for a Veterans Day celebration at Mac's Grill in Thomaston..

09 Nov 2018:  The Knight Battalion observed Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Greatest Generation Park in Thomaston, GA.  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

08 Nov 2018:  Cadets from the Upson Lee Knight Battalion Color Guard performed opening services for a Veterans Day celebration at the Fine Arts Center.
 
27 October 2018: The Upson Lee Knight Battalion Orienteering team competed at the  "Night-O" orienteering meet held at Dauset Trails Nature Park in Flovilla, GA.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

26 Oct 2018: Cadet from the Knight Battalion participated in the football game halftime show and escorted the potential queens through the military sword arch. Photos available on the "Photos/Videos" page.

25 Oct 2018: The Knight Battalion marched in the annual Homecoming Parade through downtown Thomaston, GA. Photos available on the "Photos/Videos" page.

13 Oct 2018:   The Knight Battalion celebrated the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Navy at the annual ball.  Pictured are this year's senior class of cadets. Photos available on the "Photos/Videos" page.
 

13 Oct 2018: The Upson Lee Orienteering Team travelled to Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge, GA to compete in the "Jolly Roger" orienteering meet sponsored by Henry County High School NJROTC.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

30 Sep 2018: The Upson Lee Knight Battalion Orienteering Team travelled to Dauset Trails Nature Park in Jackson, GA for the first orienteering event of the year.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

29 Sep 2018: 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!

28 Sep 18: CDR Jarvis visited the Upson Lee North 4th grade classes and presented a weather demonstration. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

20 Sep 2018: Commander Rustie Hibbard, NJROTC Area 12 Manager, conducted the annual Area Managers Inspection (AMI) at the high school.  157 cadets were inspected and performed a "pass in review" ceremony for parents, relatives and distinguished guests.  Photos available on the "Photos/Videos" page.

8 Sep 2018:  The NJROTC academic team competed in a "Brain Brawl" hosted by Stockbridge High School NJROTC. The team finished a respectable 7th place in fierce competition. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

1 Sep 2018: Cadets participated in a car wash fundraiser at Chili's parking lot in Thomaston.

25 August 2018: 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!

18 July 2018: 19 new cadets recently graduated from a week-long orientation camp held at the high school that included physical training, proper uniform wear and drill.  13 additional upper-classmen cadets acted as "cadre" (cadet mentors).  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 

16 June 2018: Cadets Driggers, Strom, Woodard, Muse and Geldbach graduated from NJROTC Area 12 Leadership Academy held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA.  Nearly 220 cadets from all over Georgia and northern Florida attended the academy this year. See more photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

20 May 2018: NJROTC cadets performed color guard services for the baccalaureate service held at the Upson Lee Fine Arts Center. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

19 May 2018:  The NJROTC held an end of year picnic at the high school for all NJROTC team members as well as those cadets that have conducted 20+ hours of community service over the past school year.  After the picnic, cadet travelled north to SunTrust Park in Atlanta to see the Atlanta Braves defeat the Florida Marlins 8-1. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

12 May 2018: Cadets assisted in the annual Father Daughter Dance held at the Upson Lee Primary School in support of the Ferst Foundation which provides books for needy children.
 
12 May 2018: NJROTC cadets performed color guard services in support of the Wounded Warrior Project at the Thomaston Upson County Airport.

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