NSHS JROTC 2020 - 2021
Please congratulate our JROTC cadets for another outstanding performance during this year’s Cowtown Showdown with the other JROTC units in FWISD. They competed this Saturday at Clark Field and dominated many of the events.
Our JROTC is led by senior Cadet Colonel Angel Goss, Battalion Commander and senior Cadet Major Elizabeth Del Rio, Battalion XO. Angel Goss led his Armed Drill Team to a first place finish in regulation and second place in exhibition. Elizabeth Del Rio led her female Color Guard to a second place finish, our male color guard led my senior Cadet Command Sergeant Major Allan Zuniga placed third. Our unarmed drill team led by junior Cadet 2LT Angeles Lopez placed second in regulation.
Our Physical Fitness teams once again dominated and both came in first place, we had outstanding performances by juniors Marlyn Alvarez, Jasmin Briones and leading the team in many of the events was freshmen Janet Watson. The male team had great performances by junior Arturo Duran with 120 push ups in 2 minutes. The last time we had a Cowtown Showdown was March of 2019 and we were the Grand Champions and this year we have kept the trophy at North Side once again!
Great job to all of our cadets.
Our JROTC cadets attended the first Drill Meet of the year down in Fort Hood, TX this weekend and competed against 7 other schools.
- The Academic Team led by sophomore Cadet Sergeant First Class Hailey Peters placed 1st
- The Female PT Team led by junior Cadet First Sergeant Jasmin Briones places first overall, freshman Janet Watson led the way with over 70 push ups in one minute.
- The Male PT Team led by senior Cadet Sergeant First Class Omar Perez placed 2nd , junior Arturo Duran led the team with 84 push ups in one minute.
- Our male Color Guard placed 3rd led by senior and commander Cadet Colonel Angel Goss
- Our female Color Guard led by senior and Executive Officer Cadet Major Elizabeth Del Rio placed 3rd in the inspection phase.
Please congratulate these cadets when you see them.
North Side High School JROTC Leadership Team to Compete in
National Leadership Bowl Championship in Washington, DC
Fort Worth, TX, 22 March 2021 -- After advancing through two phases of online competition, the North Side High School JROTC Leadership Team composed of Juniors Cadet Second Lieutenant Angeles Lopez, (Commander), Cadet First Sergeant Jasmin Briones, Cadet Sergeant First Class Kayla Aviles, and sophomore Cadet Sergeant Ana Gatica, will compete in person at the Championship event in Washington, DC. Since one of the cadets is unable to attend Cadet Captain Marlyn Alvarez, (Alternate and commander last year) will take her place to compete in person.
This is the sixth year in a row North Side High School has taken a Leadership Team or Academic Team to the National Finals and the eighth time North Side High School has had a JLAB team competing in the National Finals. Two years ago the Leadership Team finished in the top 10 out of the 40 schools participating in the National Finals. The team is coached my Major Raul Padilla, Senior Army Instructor for the North Side High School JROTC program. The 2021 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America, June 25-29, 2021. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, JROTC Headquarters and is conducted by the College Options Foundation.
North Side High School JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,400 Army JROTC teams that competed from around the world. The team is one of only forty Army JROTC Leadership Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the final competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the Championship event in DC. During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of current events, leadership values, and leadership skills.
The JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and college opportunity. The competition creates tremendous opportunities for JROTC cadets by allowing them to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities.
If you have these cadets congratulate them and wish them luck.