North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC

   A Distinguished Unit w/Academic Honors 9 Yrs Running & 2016-17 Area-12's "Best All-Around" Unit

2019 Area 12 Brain Brawl & Rifle   Champions!!!

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Plan of the Week

For the POW for the week of  2 December 2019 Click here and the Unit Master Schedule for the Fall Semester of the 2019-2020 school year, click here (updated 12/2/19)  

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Upcoming Community Service Events/News


Downtown Kennesaw Santa Parade - On Saturday, 7 December 2019, the North Cobb-Harrison unit will be participating in "A Day with Santa Parade" in downtown Kennesaw. The parade will begin at 2:00pm. All students need to be at the Ben Robertson Community Center, at 2753 Watts Dr. Kennesaw GA. 30144 at 1:30pm (earlier is better) in their NSU uniform. For those that want to participate, sign up here

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The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs at Parkview High School

At Parkview High School the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon produced their last performance of the year on Monday November 25th. The MC Silent Drill Platoon puts in thousands of hours of practice to perfect their routine and have performed over 2,000 times just in this year. They perform their routine with discipline, intensity, and coordination every time. It was an amazing experience to see them in person. 


Brain Brawl takes 1st at Eagles landing

Last Saturday, 16 November 2019, our Academic Team crushed the competition at the Eagles Landing Brain Brawl Competition with a score of 165 in the First round, 245 in the Second round, and a finishing score of 240 in 1st Place in Final round. Bravo Zulu Brain Brawl! we can't wait to see what you do next!

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Drill finishes 2nd overall at Sprayberry

Last Saturday, November 9th, 2019, the Drill Team went toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the area and came out on top in 2nd place overall, with all drill routines finishing 1st, athletics finishing respectfully, resulting in the securing of their spot at the Area 12 championship, bravo zulu Drill Team!

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Veterans Day Orienteering Meet

On Sunday,  November 10 the orienteering team competed at the Veterans Day Orienteering Meet hosted by Eagles Landing NJROTC at Hard Labor Creek State Park. The team did exceptionally well. They placed 4th for Orange, 6th for Yellow, 3rd for Green/Brown, and 3rd Overall Meet! Also cadet Tiani Johnson placed 1st in Yellow individually. Outstanding Job Team. 

                                                                    

Rifle Team qualifies for Area 12

Last Saturday, 9 November 2019, Precision and Sporter teams traveled to Upson-Lee and shot against some of the best teams in Georgia. Precision team finished in 1st place as a team and three cadets placed individually. These cadets are cadet Milani 1st place, cadet Owens 2nd place, and cadet King taking 3rd place. As for the sporter team they finished 5th overall. Meaning that both teams have  qualified for the Area 12 Championship.  Bravo Zulu rifle team!
                                                                    

Drill Team Competes at Their Second Meet of the Season

The Drill team competes in their second meet of the season. The team overcame cold winds and did outstanding at the Sprayberry Drill Meet. The team placed 1st in unarmed and armed basic, 1st in unarmed exhibition, 1st in Color Guard, and 1st in Academics with three cadets scoring individually- cadet Florees 2nd, cadet Bromfield 3rd, and cadet Shepard placing 4th. The team also placed 4th for oushup, curlups, and the 16x100 run. In addition they placed 2nd Overall Drill and Meet! This qualifies the team for the Area 12 Championship. 
                                                                    

Unit Receives a Grade of "Outstanding" from Georgia Tech Instructors During 2019 Annual Military Inspection

On Wednesday,  9 October, 2019, the North Cobb- Harrison NJROTC conduct their Annual Military Inspection (AMI) at North Cobb High School. The guest inspector this year was USMC, Major Pomeroy, from Georgia Tech ROTC, with assistance from USMC, GySgt Bush of the Morehouse ROTC unit. The day began with a Personnel Inspection, followed by a briefs given by our department heads explaining their duties and responsibilities. The Official Military Ceremony including a performance by the NCHS Symphony, a demonstration by the Armed Exhibition platoon and an Awards Presentation. Maj Pomeroy was was extremely impressed with the units overall performance, earning them and grade of "Outstanding"! A special Thank You to our Booster Club and Parents for all the help and support. We could not have been successful without you.
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Team 1 takes first place at Stockbridge Brain Brawl

Last Saturday, September 21st at Stockbridge High school, The North Cobb - Harrison Academic Team started their competitive year by crushing the competition with Team 1 in 1st place and Team 2 placing respectfully in 4th place. The New Cadets on the Academic team got their first taste of what a Brain Brawl Competition is like and also won some medals along the way, Outstanding job Academic Team!

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  • c/ King, Miriam
    c/ King, Miriam
  • c/ Griffin, Micah
    c/ Griffin, Micah
c/ King, Miriam
c/ King, Miriam

CADETS OF THE QUARTER


Congratulations to NS1 c/SR Griffin, Micah and NS3 c/PO1 King, Miriam for being awarded as the Cadets of the Quarter for the first six weeks of the 2019 school year. These cadets have displayed superior military bearing, academic achievement, participation in community service events, conduct, and they have shown esprit de corps throughout these six weeks.

Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet


On Saturday, September 14 at McIntosh Reserve Park in 

Whitesburg GA, the North Cobb- Harrison Orienteering team competed at the Mountain Madness meet hosted by Hillgrove HS. The team placed 4th for White, 5th for Orange, and 7th overall meet which automatically qualifies the team for the Area 12 Championship. Also, Tiani Johnson received a individual award for finishing in First place in White Y as a new orienteerer! Congratulations O-Team!

                                                                                                                                                                                       

Henry County Fun Meet

On September 7 Henry County hosted a "fun" Drill Meet. The North Cobb- Harrison Drill team competed in all events at the meet which consisted of Drill and Athletics. They placed 1st in Unarmed Basic, 1st in Armed Basic, 1st Overall for push ups, 4th in Armed Exhibition, and 4th  Overall meet! Awesome job Drill team. 

* Welcome Aboard Picnic *

On Saturday August 17 at Acworth Beach, new cadets and their parents attend the units annual Welcome Aboard Picnic. This picnic had a grand total of 460 people attending, the largest the unit has ever had! The day was full of good food, fun, music,  and information. Parents and new cadets also had a chance to meet returning cadets, the NSI, and SNSI. Thank you to those who attended, participated, and helped out. A special thank you to our Booster Club for making the event spectacular. The unit looks forward to the rising cadets that will be the future of North Cobb-Harrisons NJROTC!

Rifle Team Attends CMP Air Rifle Camp 2019

Last week, (July 22nd - 26th, 2019) NorthCobb-Harrison's Rifle Team attended this years CMP Air Rifle Camp at the CMP South Range in Anniston, Alabama where they learned techniques and recieved training to better themselves as shooters, and as cadets. In the Camp 10-Shot Standing Final, Marcus Milani placed 2nd in Precision and Seraiah Owens placed 3rd, Way to go Rifle Team! We can't wait to see what you do this year!

Freshman Orientation 2019

During the week of Freshman Orientation these cadets learned how the North Cobb- Harrison Unit does their weekly activities and procedures. The week consisted of drill, knowledge, and physical fitness. Each Team and Department also gave a short brief on how they do things in their designated areas. On their final day the rising cadets took a 50 question knowledge test and had a drill knockout, top 3 placements received goodies. This years turn out for Freshman Orientation was the biggest and best. A special thank you to the Instructors, Booster Club, and Cadet Staff for making this possible. 
                                                                                                                                                                              

Congratulations 2019 Leadership Academy Graduates!

Saturday Morning at Riverside Military Academy cadets Gisselle Miranda, Blake Ritter, Louis Dorsinvil and Ethan Fowler graduated from Leadership Academy as first time attendees and cadets Makayla Groves and Jacob Suttles received their Cadre Cords. That week had pushed them to their limits and helped them develop leadership skills in all aspects such as Drill, Athletics, and Academics. They were mentally and physically exhausted by the end of the week but learned useful knowledge. Cadets Miranda and Fowler were Platoon Commanders for their platoons, cadet Ritter was Guidon and cadet Dorsinvil was 2nd squad leader, his platoon also received Honor Platoon on graduation day.  Cadet Suttles was a part of the Color Guard and cadet Groves was Alpha Company Commander. Amazing Job cadets.

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Cadets Attend Georgia Orienteering Advanced Training Camp 

Four cadets on the Orienteering Team were sent to the Georgia Orienteering Advanced Training Camp at Hard Labor Creek Park in Rutledge, GA for the first time in North Cobb- Harrison NJROTC history. From June 2-7 John Huffman, Joseph Prinzi, Matheus Lago, and Ethan McKinster learned tips and tricks about orienteering and were able to improve their skills and come back with more knowledge to share with the Orienteering team. G.O.A.T Camp was a week that was mentally and physically straining. On their first day they had to run a 5k in 28 minutes or  less and pass an Academic Test with an 80 or higher. Their practices consisted of rigorous courses, training exercises, and using maps that were blanked out only showing the contour lines and their control points. These maps are considered an equivalent to a red course, which is the highest course offered in orienteering. On their final day they had to run a designated orienteering course based on the platoon they were assigned due to their performance at camp. All cadets did amazingly. Matheus Lago finished in First place on the green course with a total of 83  minutes. Cadet Prinzi placed first on " Memory-O Course" and the "Follow John Course." Lastly cadet Huffman placed firston the "Postage Stamp Course." Although it was a challenging week they were able to socialize, acquire new skills, and knowledge. Way to make us proud cadets!

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The New Generation!!!


The North Cobb-Harrison NS1's & 2's (1st & 2nd year) Cadets competed Saturday, 20 April at the Powder Springs NS1/2 Fun Meet. Hosted by McEachern High School, the newly trained drill cadets, led by upperclassman, weathered the rain and cold, to finish strong in the units last drill event for the season. Cadets participated in all events typically conducted at a regular sanctioned meet with the exception of Academic Testing, push ups/sit ups, and a Personnel Inspection. Such events were replaced by the "dizzy izzy", the "ammo can" relay, and the "sea bag" relay just to name a few. In spite of the weather, the cadets finished 2nd Overall placing 1st in Armed Basic, Armed Exhibition and Tug-o-war. Overall, the cadets had a great time.


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Congratulations to this Year's Newly Selected 
"National Technical Honor Society Inductees"

SUPERIOR PLUMBING DONATES $1000 TO THE NORTH COBB HARRISON DRILL TEAM 

A special Thank You to Superior Plumbing for donating $1000 to the North Cobb Harrison Drill Team to help pay expenses for Drill National competition. Thank you once again for the donation and for always supporting our team and Unit!



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It's Official...The Drill Team Qualifies for Navy Nationals for a 2nd Year Straight, Making it a "Clean Sweep" on Every Team Competing on the National Level! Congratulations to All 
Click here to help us get to Pensacola, Florida!!! 
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  • North Cobb Homecoming Parade in Downtown Acworth
    North Cobb Homecoming Parade in Downtown Acworth
  • Cadet Miranda handing out tickets at the North Cobb vs Harrison Scrimmage Game
    Cadet Miranda handing out tickets at the North Cobb vs Harrison Scrimmage Game
  • Cadet Fowler running to the finish line at the Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet
    Cadet Fowler running to the finish line at the Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet
  • Cadet Miranda at the Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet
    Cadet Miranda at the Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet
  • The new Brain Brawl Team at the Stockbridge Meet winning with a total of 140 points
    The new Brain Brawl Team at the Stockbridge Meet winning with a total of 140 points
  • Cadets planting flowers at the Butterfly Planting Event in Memory of Ashley Bratton
    Cadets planting flowers at the Butterfly Planting Event in Memory of Ashley Bratton
  • Cadets at the Butterfly Garden in Memory of Ashley Bratton
    Cadets at the Butterfly Garden in Memory of Ashley Bratton
  • Rifle Team executes a stage of fire during their opening rifle match hosted by Upson-Lee Saturday, 11 November at Ole Mill Range.
    Rifle Team executes a stage of fire during their opening rifle match hosted by Upson-Lee Saturday, 11 November at Ole Mill Range.
  • Cadets at the Kennesaw E Recycling event
    Cadets at the Kennesaw E Recycling event
  • The Precision 1 Team at the Upson Lee Rifle Match scoring First overall
    The Precision 1 Team at the Upson Lee Rifle Match scoring First overall
  • The Precision 2 team at the Upson Lee Rifle Match scoring 3rd Overall
    The Precision 2 team at the Upson Lee Rifle Match scoring 3rd Overall
  • Happy 243rd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps
    Happy 243rd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps
  • Cadet Johnson earning first individually for yellow
    Cadet Johnson earning first individually for yellow
  • CO and cadet Mejias at the football game
    CO and cadet Mejias at the football game
  • Orienteering Team at the Veterans Day Meet
    Orienteering Team at the Veterans Day Meet
  • The Honor Guard for the Homecoming Court
    The Honor Guard for the Homecoming Court
  • c/ CDR Makayla Groves
    c/ CDR Makayla Groves
  • The Unarmed Basic platoon
    The Unarmed Basic platoon
North Cobb Homecoming Parade in Downtown Acworth
North Cobb Homecoming Parade in Downtown Acworth

North Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Academic Brain Brawlers Win Region/ State Championship

Pictured left to right: Team 1- Camilla Flores, Elly Powell, Elizabeth Magneson, Paul King, Jackson Fowler, Team 2- Jonathan Shepherd, Ben King, Miriam King, Ethan Williams, and Chase Cumming.


In a highly spirited academic competition held at Hillgrove High School, Saturday March 16, 2019, our academic brain brawl teams were highly successful. Sweeping the field of 23 other teams that participated, our 5 time consecutive National Champion team are NJROTC Area 12 Champions, again this year. Our second team, finishing 3rd, was just as decisive in their success and also qualify for NJROTC National Academic Brain Brawl Invitational Championship that will be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University(ERAU), Daytona Beach, Fl campus on April 20, 2019.


Our level of success can be directly attributed to commitment to the team by all members and lots and lots of practice. Brain Brawl is similar to the popular TV show a Jeopardy, where instead of individuals competing, there are 4 teams of 5 students answering questions from history, math, science, current events, and the naval JROTC curriculum.

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IMPORTANT

Community Service: Cadets are reminded that clothing worn to community service events must meet Cobb County School District Dress Code. Cadets are not permitted to wear shorts that are too tight or too short.

ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test Battery will be given at North Cobb High School on October 30th. If you are interested in taking the test, talk to Commander or 1stSgt.
You may sign up in either ROTC classrooms or the guidance office.
Community Service: Cadets are reminded that clothing worn to community service events must meet Cobb County School District Dress Code. Cadets are not permitted to wear 
shorts that are too short or too tight.
Horseplay and Pranks: This will not be tolerated, please think before you do something that causes damage or injury. As cadets, you will be held accountable for your actions.
Late Passes: Cadets, You must go to your other classes. You must have written permission from your other teacher before you can come to or stay in the ROTC class rooms, So get permisson first. 
SDB Uniform: When in public you must keep the entire uniform on. The jacket may only be removed in ROTC classroom, but if you leave the rotc classroom you must have your jacket on. 
Shirt Stays: Shirt Stays are apart of the NJROTC Unifrom. When in uniform all male cadets must were Shirt Stays. 
School Support and Community Service: We have 1,688 hours of community service, and 1,332 hours of school support. Last year we earned 2,481 hours of community service and 1,792 hours of 
school support. Make sure you have done your part to support the unit in maintaining our Distingushed unit status.
Use of Electronic Devices: All cadets are reminded that cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and put away during class. If CDR, IstSGT, or the class leaders see it, 
it will be taken up and returned when class is over. Paragraph 8 of the course syllabus refers.
North Cobb Rifle Team: We are scheduled to take our team photo on 12 November at 1600 in the North Cobb theater.

Push-ups: Cadets are NOT authorized to give push-ups as punishment to other cadets.

School Support and Community Service: We have 649 hours of community service, and 132.5 hours of school support. Last year we earned 2,185 hours of community service and 1,823 hours of school support. Make sure you do your part to support the unit in maintaining our distinguished unit status.

school support. Make sure you have done your part to support the unit in maintaining our Distingushed unit status.

Use of Electronic Devices: All cadets are reminded that cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and put away during class. If CDR, 1stSgt, or the class leaders see it, it will be taken and given back when class is over.
it will be taken up and returned when class is over.

 

Shirt Stays: Shirt Stays are apart of the NJROTC Unifrom. When in uniform all male cadets must wear Shirt Stays. 

 

CCSD Physical Form: Click here for the latest form. CCSD physical is not required to participate in JROTC, but cadets that do not have a physical on file are ineligible for participation in some events, field trips, team competitions, and some awards.

the specific extracurricular season, and on or off school grounds. Parents/Guardians and/or students must report any arrest of a student or behavior in which law enforcement is involved, to
their high school administration or coach within two weeks (14 calendar days) of the arrest or behavior. The two week time frame inclludes weekends, school holidays and summer vacation.

Student Conduct: Interscholastic/Extracurricular Activities [IDF-R]: Applies in NJROTC, 365 days per year, 24 hours a day, in and out of the specific extracurricular season, and on or off school grounds. Click here for rules.

SAT/ACT Prep Courses: http://www.jrotccollegeprep.com/

the specific extracurricular season, and on or off school grounds. 

REQUIRED PAPERWORK: StanRelease, Risk Factor Screening, Cadet Biography, Class Syllabus (Last Page), Signed Copy of Class Rules
are ALL required paperwork to participate in the NJROTC program. We request that each cadet turn in paperwork promptly. Paperwork was due
Friday 19 August. Failure to turn in paperwork will effect your grade. Paperwork is now overdue. Your grade WILL be affected.
REQUIRED PAPERWORK: Standard Release, Risk Factor Screening, Cadet Biography, Class Syllabus (Last Page), Signed Copy of Class RulesREQUIRED PAPERWORK: Standard Release, Risk Factor Screening, Cadet Biography, Class Syllabus (Last Page), Signed Copy of Class Rules are ALL required paperwork to participate in the NJROTC program. We request that each cadet turn in paperwork promptly. Paperwork was due Friday 19 August. Failure to turn in paperwork will effect your grade. Paperwork is now overdue. Your grade WILL be affectedCOBB COUNTY PHYSICAL: CCSD Physicals are REQUIRED for cadets to participate in drill meets and unit field trips. No physical, no field trip.
Friday 19 August. Failure to turn in paperwork will effect your grade. Paperwork is now overdue. Your grade WILL be affected.
Let Freedom Ring Color Guard: Saturday, Sep 10, 2011. NSU. Acworth Beach, 0930.
Color Guard: If your name is listed for a color guard and you are not able to attend please let c/LT (JG) Khan know A.S.A.P.
Football Game: Friday, Sep 9, 2011. NSU. Be at 50 yard line, 1900.
apply for the position, have a typed memo with your name and a method of contact put into the Executive Officer's box.

PHOTOS

Cadets that wish to have pictures uploaded to the website please email them to PAO c/ENS Mejias, Rachel or c/CPO Berry, Nathaniel at publicaffairsnjrotc.hhs.nchs@gmail.com . These pictures may also be used in the end of the year video. 

INSTRUCTORS

Senior Naval Science Instructor: Commander Joel C. Reaves, USN (Ret.)
Email: joel.reaves@cobbk12.org
Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 801229
Fax: 770-975-6687

Naval Science Instructor: 1stSgt Michael Dickerson, USMC (Ret.)
Email: michael.dickerson@cobbk12.org
Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 8011381
Fax: 770-975-6687

Link to The Area-12 NJROTC Website