Bishop Kenny NJROTC

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Armed Drill Team


The NJROTC Armed Drill team represents Bishop Kenny both on and off campus.  The Armed Drill Team uses the de-militarized version of the Garand M-1 and the M1903 Springfield.  Competitions against other High School Drill teams are held at various schools that have JROTC programs.  These competitions require students to demonstrate knowledge of and properly execute both basic and exhibition drill routines. Formal practices for Armed Basic are held each Tuesday from 3:45-4:45. Formal practices for Armed Exhibition are held each Thursday from 3:45-4:45.


Unarmed Drill Team


The NJROTC Unarmed Drill team represents Bishop Kenny on and off campus.  Competition against other High School Drill teams are held at various schools that have JROTC programs.  These competitions require students to demonstrate knowledge of and properly execute both unarmed basic and unarmed exhibition drill routines.  Formal practices for Unarmed Basic are held each Tuesday from 2:45-3:45. Formal practices for Unarmed Exhibition are held each Thursday from 2:45-3:45. 


Color Guard


The NJROTC Color Guard members represent Bishop Kenny both on and off campus.  They travel on trips to competitions against other High School Color Guards and represent Bishop Kenny at various military and civic activities in the Jacksonville area.  The Color Guard also performs at Bishop Kenny athletic events.  Formal practices for Color Guard are held each Friday afternoon from 2:45 – 4:00 pm.







Athletic Team


The NJROTC Athletic team consists of cadets who want to be part of a group exercise program.  They exercise together to help each other stay physically fit.  Competition against other High School NJROTC Athletic Teams for team and individual awards are held at various schools and colleges that have JROTC programs. Formal practices are held each Friday afternoon from 2:45pm – 4:00 pm.

Academic Team

The NJROTC Academic team represents Bishop Kenny in regional and national competitions.  Academic competitions are conducted via written tests both on campus and during field meets held at various schools that have JROTC programs.   Additionally, postal matches (via US Mail) are conducted on a nationwide basis.  The competition covers a broad area of general knowledge related to the Naval Science curriculum, as well as SAT/ACT material. The Academic Team is open to academically qualified NJROTC cadets from grades 9-12.  Teams are made up of from five to 15 members.  Cadets joining the Academic team are expected to make a commitment of time and effort for the practice sessions and self-paced study throughout the year.  Practices are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings before school in the NJROTC classroom from 7:15-7:45 am, and on Wednesday Afternoons.


Orienteering Team


The NJROTC Orienteering Team represents BK in competitions throughout NJROTC Area-12 (North Florida and Georgia).  The competitions cover a broad area of general land navigation skills.  The Orienteering team involves the participant in environmental awareness, in physical fitness, in map reading skills, in compass usage, in mental visualization, indecision-making, in leadership, and in small-group competition.  Formal practices are held each Monday afternoon from 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm.

Air Rifle Team


The NJROTC Air Rifle Team represents BK in competitions nationally as well as throughout NJROTC Area-12 (North Florida and Georgia).  The competitions cover a broad area of general marksmanship skills.  The Air Rifle team stresses mental discipline, concentration, the ability to relax under pressure, and stamina.  Formal practices for Air Rifle are held each Wednesday Afternoon.