JROTC Promotes Leadership & Academic Success

Career, High School, JROTC

The Rankin County School District provides an outstanding example of the opportunities that Mississippi’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) offers to high school students. As one of the largest youth development programs in the United States, JROTC provides students with learning, leadership and personal growth experiences that help shape them as citizens and leaders. Among the nation’s 80,000 Army JROTC cadets in 2015, three Rankin County School District cadets were among the 20 Legion of Valor recipients nationwide.


About the Mississippi School Spotlight Video Series
The Mississippi Department of Education produces a monthly video series called Mississippi School Spotlight that highlights the outstanding work of Mississippi teachers and schools. The videos show how high standards and expectations produce better student outcomes. If you have a story or topic you would like to be considered for a future spotlight video, send the details to jcook@mdek12.org. View all Mississippi School Spotlight videos at www.YouTube.com/mdek12.