RCHS JROTC offers citizenship lessons to SCES fifth-graders
Pictured with SCES School Counselor Connie Arnold and fifth-grade students in the back row from left to right are RCHS JROTC representatives Sgt. 1st Class Paul Harris, Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Phoenix Boudreau, Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Combs, Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Chandler Elsea, Cadet 1st Sgt. Thomas Levi, Cadet Sgt. Jason Schalk and Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Jared Wilson.
Published: 11:14 AM, 03/22/2013
Last updated: 11:43 AM, 03/22/2013
Source: The Herald-News
In February, Rhea County schools focused on the character trait
of citizenship. As part of that focus, fifth-grade students at Spring City Elementary School had
the opportunity to learn from the Rhea County High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
(JROTC) about ways they can demonstrate citizenship. Sgt. 1st Class Paul Harris spoke to the
fifth-grade students at SCES, teaching them about flag etiquette, service, leadership, JROTC and
military opportunities. Harris brought with him Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Phoenix Boudreau, Cadet
Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Combs, Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Chandler Elsea, Cadet 1st Sgt. Thomas Levi,
Cadet Sgt. Jason Schalk, and Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Jared Wilson. The cadets demonstrated the proper
ways to handle, unfurl and fold the American flag.
The fifth-grade students at SCES are
responsible for raising and lowering the American flag, the Tennessee flag and the TVA flag every
day. They have been practicing citizenship by participating in this leadership role and by saying
the morning announcements at their school.