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Bryant MCJROTC Named Top 10 Program

Congratulations to Major York, Master Sgt. Garig and the PWBHS MCJROTC!!!

For the first time in its relatively short history, the Paul W. Bryant High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC (PWBHS MCJROTC) has been designated a Naval Honor School for the past academic year.

Selection as a Naval Honor School means that the school’s MCJROTC program ranks in the top 20% in the country, and is one of the top ten programs in Region 2 which covers Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and the Carolinas. What makes this honor even more impressive is the fact that Bryant’s program is only four years old.

This effort coincides with the strategic plan's goal of supporting extracurricular activities. 

Being designated a Naval Honor School brings well-deserved recognition to these students, but it also allows the school to nominate cadets to the military service academies with a “Service-Affiliated” nomination. These nominations are not available to the general population and will provide our students with an increased chance of acceptance to schools like the U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy.

To achieve this honor, the Bryant cadets displayed an extreme amount of dedication and hard work. They achieved a “Full Mission Capable” score on their most recent Commanding General’s Inspection, a top to bottom inspection of the program to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of students, instructors, program administration, and activities. In addition, they achieved the following accomplishments

-Over 50% of cadets in the program were involved in at least one sport or other extracurricular activity besides JROTC

-9 senior cadets received over $175,000 in college scholarships

-7 seniors have already entered or signed contracts to enter the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy.

-Completed over 500 community service hours serving both the school and local community, as well as conducting over 30 Color Guard or other patriotic ceremonies within the school and community.

-Over 30% of cadets achieved A-B Honor Roll or higher

-Competed in four JROTC Drill/Military Skills competitions, placing no lower than 2nd place in any.

-Over 30% of cadets completed an extended stay Leadership Camp or STEM Camp at Ft McClellan, AL, Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL, or Marion Military Institute during the summer.

All of this required a high level of dedication and commitment from the cadets, especially when one considers the fact that the vast majority of these activities took place on weekends or outside of normal school hours. Add in the fact that the Bryant MCJROTC program is only in its fourth year of existence, and one can see what a truly great achievement these cadets have accomplished.

Semper Fidelis! & Go Stamps!!!

Link to Tuscaloosa News article on the MCJROTC achievement!