There are many benefits of participating on the MCJROTC Academic Team, which competes in the Academic Bowl with the opportunity to advance to the National Academic Championship (JLAB) in Washington, D.C. where the top eight Academic Teams will qualify to attend.
- Improve SAT/ACT scores
- Increase interest in college admissions
- Demonstrate academic strength of the MCJROTC program
- Boost esprit de corps
- Earn the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital
Our unit’s Color Guard is very a active representative of the unit at pubic events. Whether it’s presenting the American Flag at FOHI basketball or football games, National Honor Society events, or school board meetings, the FOHI MCJROTC Color Guard stands ready to serve. In the community, FOHI MCJROTC Color Guards perform at parades, ceremonies, and sporting events.
Marine Corps Junior ROTC Cadets across the nation dedicate countless hours to the close order drill. It is written into the MCJROTC curriculum as a means of instilling discipline and esprit de corps, and continues to be one of the finest methods for developing confidence and leadership abilities of Cadets. FOHI MCJROTC compete at local, state, regional, and national Drill Team competitions throughout the year. While fostering a friendly and entertaining environment, these competitions provide MCJROTC Cadets an opportunity to showcase their hours of dedication and tremendous marching skills.
Marksmanship is an integral part of the MCJROTC curriculum. With an emphasis on safety, the MCJROTC Marksmanship curriculum allows cadets to develop pride and a sense of accomplishment as they become more proficient with their marksmanship skills. Cadets (with parental permission) will shoot the air rifle specifically designed exclusively for MCJROTC. Cadets will qualify and compete using the Three-Position Air Rifle Shooting standards. Three-Position Air Rifle Shooting is the most popular and fastest growing form of shooting sports competition for youth of high school age or younger. Two different Three-Position Air Rifle events are available. Precision Air Rifle is modeled after Olympic-style shooting and allows the use of specialized target rifles and equipment. Sporter Air Rifle is designed for new competitors or those who desire to compete with a minimum of equipment and expense. In both types of shooting, competitors fire at targets at a distance of 10 meters in three different positions, prone, standing and kneeling. Sporter and precision air rifle classes may also be combined into one “open” class. Three-Position Air Rifle provides young competitors with competitive shooting sports opportunities that can be offered on a wide variety of easily accessible or easily constructed ranges, with equipment that is commonly available at affordable costs. Recently, FOHI Marksmanship upgraded to the Olympic-style electronic target system. We are one of the very few schools who have this system available for our cadets to train on, which allows them to become familiar with the exact system used at Regional and National Competition.
Our Raider team is physically demanding, and the cadets must be in top physical condition to compete in this strenuous competition. All cadets MUST have a physical examination completed in order to compete and be on the team. Physicals may be given for free of charge at the school, or parents may take their cadets to their own doctor.
Cyber Patriot Competition
Cadets learn about the cyber world and its impact on our world. Cadets compete against other schools nationally and learn about the way civilian and government agencies work to prevent, identify and mitigate cyber threats that have become more serious and more plentiful in our daily lives. Top teams advance through the online round of competition, and the best of the best advance to the in-person National Finals Competition.