Central High School Celebrates Opening of New JROTC Building

Posted by Community Relations on 9/17/2014

A building dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was held September 10 for Central’s new JROTC facility. Superintendent Kent Scribner, Governing Board member Lela Alston, Principal John Beira, JROTC Instructor First Sergeant Ronnie Hurt and Battalion Commander Freddie Moreno joined construction partners in the ceremony. Moreno delivered an impassioned address telling the audience that nothing is free, and the Central JROTC will do its best to uphold and honor this building with their actions and deeds.  The Central cadets performed an armed drill team exhibition, and raised the first flag to fly over the building, donated by Architechnology and Chasse Building Team.  The project, which included renovation of Central’s football stadium concession stand and ticket office, was made possible through the 2011 Construction Bond. The JROTC complex is located next to the football stadium at the far east end of campus. It features a large classroom, a 12-lane indoor rifle range with observation area, an office, lobby trophy case and storage rooms. There is also an obstacle course and archery range behind the building. Central’s JROTC currently has 133 student cadets, a number that First Sergeant Hurt says is sure to grow.