REHOBETH, Ala. (WDHN) — Rehobeth High School’s Navy JROTC program is making waves across the country this school year.
Placing nationally in academics, orienteering, and in shooting.
They had one shooter place 56th in the country out of 125 students and now they are taking their triple crown to the next level.
In shooting, the team of Aaron White, Jordyn Allen, Keira Tessalone, and Joshua Monforton won the Alabama State Junior Olympics. Allen even clinched a spot in the National Junior Olympics next month.
“It is a very good feeling to know that I have accomplished that and am able to represent my unit well,” Rehobeth junior, Jordyn Allen said.
The second point on the crown was in orienteering which is land navigation with cross country. Ethan Jack qualified and placed 36th nationwide out of the 130 competitors.
“Being the 36th compared to last year’s 60-something, definitely built my confidence a lot,” Rehobeth senior, Ethan Jack said.
Academics completes the crown and the Brain Brawl group of Rebels did not disappoint, taking home 8th place honors out of nearly 600 competing schools.
“It really shows what our comparatively small program can do and it means a lot to us,” Rehobeth senior, Keira Tessalone said. “It’s our way of saying that we are not insignificant. We are here and this is what our kids can do.”
Rehobeth Navy JROTC in the past 8 years has sent 80 students to the military, 5 students went to Auburn, 2 are going this year to Troy, and 1 student went to the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
The sky is the limit for the future of this JROTC program, as the trail has been set for another triple crown.