The day was finally here, November 10th the day of the Raiders competition at El Dorado park. The Raiders decided to take two teams this year, 13 raiders divided into two teams. 7 went to team A and 6 went to team B. When they arrived at El Dorado Park they could feel the tension between the other schools, they put on their game faces and began to stretch. Major Matias from Santiago High School rounded up the commanders from each team and gave them a guide to each station they would be attending in sequence. The two teams separated and went onto complete the given task. Team A's first even was PT; which included Sit Ups and Push U[s. They all worked as a team to help motivate each other to give their best and they did amazing, all together they exceeded their goal and did over 300+ as a team. Team B had first aid; they were excellent on their knowledge about first aid and heir hands on experience. Both teams continued to do their best in each event. The events were as followed, Team A: PT, Archery, Rope Tying and First Aid. Team B: First Aid, Rope Tying, PT and Archery. Once all of the events were cpmpleted all pf the schools came together for the mile run. The whole point of the mile run was to work as a team and motivate your team to get back to the finish line. Paramount as a whole did an excellent job in the mile run. Team A got the best time out of all schools which was 7 minutes and 12 seconds. Team B also did an amazing job and they got 8 minutes and 32 seconds. After the mile Major Matias called all of the schools to formation and proceed to give all of us MRE's. The cadets were all excited. Some of the new raiders had no idea what MRE's were so the older raiders explained how to heat up the MRE's and everything else important about the MRE's.After everyone ate, it was finally time for the announcing of the winners. Paramount High School placed in 2nd, some cadets felt like they did live up to their title. Paramount Highschool did an amazing job as a team and overall as individuals. Alld of the raiders enjoyed themselves that day and vowed to continue to work hard each and every day of practice.
Our cadets had been practicing for about a month for the Veterans Parade. Many cadets were excited but as well as nervous. Everyday they practiced they tried to give 100% effort in their marching. For this parade the B.C had decided to have a saber team. The saber team also practied and had given 100% effort in their peactices.The Veterans Parade finally arrived, it was on November 5,2011. Cadets were nervous and anxious. They wanted to give it their best.They wanted to impress and showoff to other schools. that they were the best. Cadets also wanted to impress veterans that were in attenddance. All cadets marched excelllent, Sergeant Brayboy stated "This parade was by far the best executed parade in history of paramount JROTC." If cadets keep up this goodwork for every competeive parade, they would win first place. Though our saber team had little time to practice,they were proficent and executed their routine professionally. Everything went smoothly but staff did encounter a problem; the cadets needed refreshments! They should have asked the parent support group if they could provide refreshments. B.C had forgotten to bring the juice for the cadets. After all, they did deserve a reward for their hard work and effort
Our cadets were anxious to help the city of Paramount set up for the Halloween Carnival. The carnival wouldn't have been possible without the help of our cadets. The cadets worked with the city workers to set up the booths. Our cadets managed to work together and finished setting up the carnival in less than two hours. Even though everything went smoothly, staff did encounter a problem; cadets were leaving without permission. Cadets are never allowed to quit there their post without being properly relieved. The day the carnival came our cadets were very excited. Many cadets showed up wearing their costumes and being friendly to the children. The cadets always have fun while doing their jobs, and they certainly did that during the carnival. Everyone was on task, and guarding their post throughout their shifts. No cadets were caught leaving their posts without someone to take charge during their leave of absence. The day ended and the city was very grateful for everything the cadets had done. The Paramount JROTC cadets are eager for next years Halloween Carnival.
It was September 24 the day of the competition.Every cadet was up at 5:30 am getting ready. The cadets had to be at the school grounds by 6:15 am. Every cadet was excited and eager to compete against the other schools. The cadets arrived to Troy High School and couldn't wait to start competing. Though some of our teams were not organized because prior to the competition, we kicked out cadets, so that they could make room for cadets on the bus. Cadets that were suppose to show up failed to keep their word and didn't show up. Those cadets who wanted to go were told to stay home because of these who failed to keep their word. Even though our teams were not well organized we still managed to bring home 3 trophies. The 3 trophies they won were tug-of-war, Frisbee golf, and and the football throw. To them this was was a great accomplishment because the past year they didn't bring anything back. If it had not been for our booster club helping us out none of our cadets would have eaten nor stayed hydrated. The booster club helped us a lot and they sacrificed a lot of time and effort. All the cadets had lots of fun and met new people. All the new cadets are eager to go again next year. As well as that, they are ready to bring back more trophies.
It was Saturday morning and it was pouring but that didn't stop our cadets from coming out and helping set-up for the safe and smart fair. It was time for fun to begin. We had some of our cadets helping out in the booth that we had. Others were making sure everything was going well. Knowing how our cadets love to eat, the city had provided food for us. Every cadet was excited and hungry for pizza. The day was coming to an end and our cadets had to help bring down the tents and clean up. It was hard taking them down but with team work everything got done. The city was glad to have the cadets lend a hand.
It was the first official day of Summer Camp and everyone was awoken by Sergeant Brayboy's screaming. Everyone jumped up and rushed out their tents. He was going ballistic because the cadets who had fire watch fell asleep while guiding our campsite. As a result of this someone had taken our flag. Sergeant made everyone drop and do push-ups. The day went on and cadets were enjoying their time at camp. Even though they had to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to do Physical Training, they still had fun. One of our cadets Jocelyn Gallegos said, " I like waking up at 4:30 and being the first to start the day. I also like being the school that wakes all the other schools up". Summer Camp was great. All the cadets liked the activities they participated in. Some activities were horse back riding,archery,rock climbing, and marksmanship. Some activities brought the battalion together. As our battalion commander Brandon DeSiqueira said "We came in as individualists and now leave as a family." Many cadets agreed that Summer Camp was a challenge, but learned new things. Cadet Enrique Cardenas said "I feel Summer Camp is a great experience and challenge for young cadets,and it prepares them for leadership roles while having fun doing so." Over all summer camp was a great experience for everyone. All the cadets cant wait for next years Summer Camp!
Many of our senior cadets were anxious to graduate. It was the only thing the cadets talked about. The day had finally come and everybody had mixed emotions. Many were happy because its graduation, school is finally over. Others were sad because they realized that school is over and they would probably never see some of their friends and teacher again. The moment this day hit JROTC had a lot of work to do. We had to mainly start off the graduation. Our Color Guard and Armed Drill began the graduation with a memorable performance.
The day has finally came, the day every cadet dreams of. The award ceremony was about to arrive. Everything that the cadets had worked for will soon finally pay off. The award ceremony is a night to recognize everything that the cadets have done. This night was full of surprises but the one that was the most surprising, was the winner of the Inner-class drill competition. The winners were considered underdogs, they had no chance of winning. 4th period won and no one had expected it. That was a memorable moment for everyone in that class and others. That night was exciting because a lot of things happened such as the changing of the staff, national awards, presidental awards, and many more. The award ceremony is an event that we will always remember and everyone had something on their coats by the end of the night.
The Cadets from each period had been practicing for this event. They were all excited that they were going to compete against each other. Every Thursday leading to the inter class drill, each class would practice their routine. Some added extra stuff to make it more unique and more creative then the other classes. Each class was eager to win that first place trophie. Some classes even practiced after school so that they could get everything perfect and many classes put attention to detail.The day of the competition was here and some cadets were nervous.The day of the competition was over but there was just one problem we didn't know who had won. All the cadets were anxious to know who won but they wouldn't know who won until the day of the award ceremony.
Saturday May 7, 2011 Paramount JROTC Pirate Battalion attended Sonora high school competitions. Our unarmed drill team, color guard and Raiders would be competing against 7 other Battalions. Commanded by Cadet First Sergeant Recinos, Brian the unarmed drill team was able to bring home a 3rd place trophy in Inspection. This competition allowed our cadets too recognize our own flaws that withhold us from a first place trophy, small things like: 'attention to detail' and keeping a team together played a big role. For the most parts the cadets had a really great time, and shared some good laughs. Throughout the competition the cadets were motivated and looking very sharp, learning new things along the way like how to dismantle and reassemble a Springfield rifle. The cadets are definitely eager to come back next year and take home some first place trophies. View photos here.
All of our cadets were up and about before the sun was even out. They were getting ready for The Golden Bear competition. This was a nationals competition but it was only for schools of the west. We called it best of the west. All of our cadets were making sure that there uniform was squared away. They were checking that everything on there uniform was perfect. Before this day even came around our teams practiced every single day. Our armed, unarmed, and freestyle practiced day after day. Spring break came around but that didn't stop any of our teams. They would meet up at paramount park and practice. Every single second and minute was critical to us, as sergeant always says "attention to detail." That was exactly what we were doing. The day was finally here, everything that the cadets had worked for was finally going to pay off. Everyone was nervous and scared. They got there and they looked at all the other schools that were there, some of the cadets got scared because other schools marched really good. Like Colonel and Sergeant always tell us to have faith in ourselves. So all the confidence of each cadet went up. All the cadets were motivated to do there best and they did. This was the first time that The Pirate Battalion had a competition at Nationals level. The unarmed team had won 9th place at inspection and they had considered it was pretty good since it was there first time participating at nationals. The "dream team" as they call themselves were very happy and everyone else was happy for them.
On April 23,many of our cadets woke up early to volunteer in an Easter carnival at Paramount Park. When we all got there and all got signed in we were assigned tasks. Some of us were assigned to game booths, others to face painting. Most of us had fun playing games with the children of Paramount. We all learned one main thing that day, and it was how to make a kid smile. All it takes is a little kindness and some candy. We enjoyed putting smiles on each child's face. A smile can brighten up any ones day. Most of all we had a great time at the carnival. We received a lot of compliments from the workers at Paramount Park. Overall it was a great and positive outcome, and we cant wait until next year so we can participate again.
Only a few of our cadets participated for this event.They were asked to present colors for this event. One of our fellow soldier had passed away while he was in combat. Our cadets felt proud that they were chosen to present colors for such an important event. They were the best that they could have been. They were nervous because they didn't know who was going to be there. They knew that the family was going to be there but just that. They had also been asked to escort each family member to were they had to be seated. After the event was over the family thanked them a lot they said that they did such an excellent job. The club that held the event had food for anyone who had attended. Some of our cadets were starving and they were beyond happy that there was food.
Military Ball was coming up and it was time to choose our king,queen,prince and princess. It was fun watching our cadets bribe the other cadets to vote for them. Some of the bribes our cadets used were to bring bring donuts, chocolate and etc. Oddly enough all the bribing that they did worked for them. The day was getting closer and closer some of our girls were going crazy about what dress they were going to wear and even how they were going to do there make-up. For the guys it wasn't that hard of a decision all they had to do was were there uniform with a white dressing shirt and they would be ready to go. The day of the Military Ball was finally here our cadets were happy and they were ready to dance the whole night. Our cadets arrived early to just hang for a while before they could go inside the ball room. It was time to go inside the ball room. They presented colors and they also had the youngest and the oldest cadet from the programs go up. The youngest cadet was from our school. They got the first piece of cake. After they gave out the food which was chicken. They had to present the prince,princess,king and queen. All the cadets that were present went crazy when they would call up there prince,princess,king and queen. After they had presented the prince,princess,king and queen they had the first dance they were done with there first dance. They then opened the dance floor to everyone. This was the moment everyone had been waiting for. When they said this everyone got up off there seats and went straight to dancing. The night was filled with much fun and everyone was having a great time. All you could see was every cadet dancing and going crazy.The night was over but many didn't want it to be it was so much fun that no one wanted to leave to there houses.
OPEN HOUSE WAS A GREAT EVENT FOR US. THERE WERE MANY POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT THIS EVENT. THERE IS REALLY NOTHING THAT WE CAN WORK ON BECAUSE WE HAD A VERY POSITIVE OUTCOME. WE ENJOYED HELPING PEOPLE. WE HELPED IN MANY WAYS SUCH AS SHOWING PARENTS TO CLASES, OPENING DOORS FOR THEM, & TALKING TO THEM. THE PARENTS HAD ALOT OF QUESTIONS AND WE WERE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM. THEY ASKED QUESTIONS LIKE WHAT'S THE PROGRAM ABOUT, WHAT DO WE LEARN, &WHERE ARE WE GOING AFTER WE GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL? MOST OF US TOLD THE PARENTS THAT WE LEARN TO BE BETTER STUDENTS/CITIZENS. SERGEANT BRAYBOY & COLONEL GUILD TEACH US A LOT ABOUT BEING BETTER PEOPLE NOW & IN THE FUTURE. THATS WHAT THE PROGAM REALLY TEACHES US. THAT'S WHY MOST OF US JOINED. WE ALSO LEARNED A LOT FROM THE TEACHERS. THOSE WHO WERE ABLE TO GO TO THEIR CLASSES WITH THEIR PARENTS, THEY GOT TO GET ALOT OF ONE ON ONE TIME WITH THEIR TEACHERS. OPEN HOUSE IS A GOOD NIGHT TO GET CLOSE TO YOUR TEACHERS & GET TO KNOW THEM BETTER. OVERALL THIS OPEN HOUSE WAS GREAT WE ENJOYED IT AND I KNOW THAT THE PARENTS DID TOO.
Our cadets woke up early on a Saturday morning. At 8:30 in the morning they were ready to work. They could have been in bed but instead they decided to come and help clean the beach. They waited for the bus patiently in front of the school. The bus finally arrived and they all hopped right in. They reached their destination; Bolsa Chica beach. They arrived and got the instructions in what they were doing. Which was cleaning. They were all excited but as they realized they were not cleaning the actual beach but a reservation, they all got unexcited but they were still up for the job. They got all the tools they needed for the job. They needed gloves and shovels since they were going to be pulling out weeds and the non native plants. Before they even started they had a long way to walk before they got to where they were going to be working. They got there and as they started working they saw different insects and reptiles. Some of the insects they had seen were spiders, beetles, and rollie pollies. A reptile they had seen was a lizard. The day went by and our cadets were cleaning but they were also having fun. It was time to head to the beach. Our cadets were excited they were finally going to get a chance to relax. They got there and the first thing they did was jump in the water even though it was freezing cold. Despite the fact that it was freezing cold they didn't care. It was time to head home and without a doubt in our cadets minds there day was filled with fun.
Welcome to the Paramount JROTC Website. Here you can see your recent and upcoming events along with all the pictures the S-5 has taken at those events and the accomplishments that the Battalion has made! You can also give feedback and input on how to better the program through the emails given on the CONTACT US page.
JROTC was established in 1916 by the National Defense Act. It was first brought Paramount High School 3 years ago. The instructors, Sergeant First Class Brayboy and Colonel Guild have worked hard to make JROTC what it is today.