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Morning Colors begin in early August.
Plan of the Summer
Cadets helped at Liberty Church in Marietta, Ga. We assisted the church staff by assembling packets of information to send out to the local area. This event was a great opportunity for cadets to learn more about each other as well as participate in community service.
Fort Benning Trip
Cadets visited the Fort Benning Museum of Infantry and the Naval Civil War Museum. We also went to Columbus State University and participated in a campus tour. It was a great trip, and an amazing experience!
Veteran Appreciation Day
Over the weekend, cadets hung out with veterans at Cauble Park. We ate lunch and listened to some of the fascinating experiences and knowledge they had to share. We are very grateful for their service and appreciate the time we spent with them.
Cadets received medals and ribbons through out the night based on their personal achievement, inside and outside of the unit. The graduating seniors were recognized as well. It was a great night!
Horizon Fields Baseball Game
Our cadets played baseball with special needs children at Horizon Fields, the Acworth Sports Complex. We got to help each kid with batting and running the bases. The kids were very grateful to make new friends and play the sport they love.
Relay for Life
Cadets helped the community in the rain at Relay for Life. This year was special because one of our own cadets fought cancer and won. We enjoy participating in this annual event, and look forward to it again next year!
Color Guard at AHS Honors Night
Our color guard presented the colors for the AHS Honors Night Ceremony. Students were awarded scholarships and special recognition from their teachers and administration. Congrats to R. Valero and K. Owens (members of color guard) on their awards and setting a great example for our school and unit!
Color Guard at AHS Lacrosse Game
Our color guard performed at the Allatoona lacrosse game against Harrison High School. They did a great job presenting our nation's colors with pride.
Give Back Get Back
Give Back Get Back is an annual community service event the high school and others participate in. The unit worked in landscaping. We pulled weeds, spread pinestraw, and picked up trash. Our aim is to play an active role in helping our community, and this event is a great way to give back!
Allatoona Trail Cleanup
Cadets worked to clear existing trails and remove obstacles for new ones. It was a long but fun day. We enjoy helping the community in every way we can.
Allatoona cadets had a blast at the Military Ball on Saturday night with Kennesaw Mountain. The night was kicked off with the color guard, and cadets enjoyed a dinner catered by Ruth Chris Steakhouse, senior recognition, and royalty announcements. Congratulations to our graduating seniors: Cole and Valero. Congratulations also to Yetman and Keeler for being crowned King and Queen, and to Berry and Peach for being crowned Prince and Princess. Everyone had a great time!
Allatoona Color Guard at Kennesaw State
The Allatoona Color Guard was invited to perform at Kennesaw State University. The cadets did an outstanding job in presenting and honoring our nation's colors.
Allatoona Creek Park Workday
Cadets enjoyed cleaning off the trails and preparing new ones. We enjoy helping the community, and this event is a great way to show it.
Homecoming Color Guard
Allatoona Creek Park Workday
Cadets attended Allatoona Creek and helped clean up the trails and the surrounding areas. We regularly visit there to help create new trails and maintain the existing ones. Our community is very important to us and we are always eager to help them out.
Cadets went to McKenna Farms, a horse farm for the special needs children. They helped out by raking up hay and cleaning up after the horses. We are happy to help the community by visiting McKenna Farms regularly.
Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club
Cadets from Allatoona visited Kennesaw Mountain and participated in the trail club they have there. Cadets cleaned up the trails and the surrounding areas. They removed boulders on the trails that would have been otherwise hazardous to hikers.
Keep Cobb Beautiful Tree Planting
Cadets went to Allatoona High School to work with Keep Cobb Beautiful. The cadets planted trees and had a great time doing it. We love helping the environment.
Area 12 Orienteering Championship
The orienteering team competed at the Area 12 Championship, which includes the NJROTC units from Georgia and northern Florida.
Georgia Navigator Cup Orienteering Meet
The orienteering team competed in the Georgia Orienteering Navigator Cup in Gainesville, GA. Over 400 competitors from all over the U.S. and Canada traveled to compete in this highly competitive meet.
Cadets visited North Cobb High School, where they competed in a brain brawl (academic) competition. They were faced with a series of challenging questions that they had to answer before the opposing team did. It was a fun learning experience for the Hillgrove brain brawl where we placed 5th.
Bring One For the Chipper
Cadets went to Home Depot for a chipper event. The cadets moved trees out of cars and trucks and stacked them to get ready for the chipper. Everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed themselves.
Grace Community Church Dinner
Cadets went to Grace Community Church where a formal Christmas dinner was held. We waited tables and helped prepare the meals that were served to everyone. It was a fun and new experience for most of the cadets and hopefully we will have many more opportunities like this one in the future.
Kennesaw Christmas Parade
Allatoona NROTC participated in the Kennesaw Christmas Parade. Cadets got into the Christmas spirit and decorated the trailer and LCDR's truck. Afterwards they handed out candy to kids and adults. This event was a great experience for the unit.
Parris Island Trip
Allatoona NJROTC teamed up with Kennesaw Mountain NJROTC and went to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, in Parris Island, South Carolina. Cadets experienced what it was like to be a Marine Corps recruit. They were met by an intimidating yet motivational drill instructor. The drill instructor had the cadets attend a graduation ceremony consisting of over 600 newly enlisted Marines. It was a learning experience for sure.
Covering the Bases
Covering the Bases is an Acworth based fundraiser that was started to raise money for the construction and maintenance of handicap accessible playgrounds and sports fields. This event happens annually. It starts in the evening and goes until the next morning at 7:00 am. During the event, cadets and other community members participate in a kickball tournament, walk the bases of the softball field, and have a good time the remainder of the night to generate money for the fundraiser.
Marine Corps Counsel Meeting
Cadets (from left to right) Jacobs, Yetman, Griffith, Lewis, and McRae, A. went to the Marine Corps Counsel meeting to personally thank General Shortal for donating to our unit as well as allowing us the opportunity to attend Basic Leadership Training, and for those select few to attend Leadership Academy.