Members of the Panther Valley High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, their families and guests participated in the 35th annual PV-JROTC Ball on Saturday in the gymnasium of the Panther Valley High School.
Guest speaker was Representative Doyle Heffley.
Acknowledgements were given to the JROTC Booster Club, PVHS Cafeteria Staff, DJ Thad Hager and others.
The United States Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. Under the provisions of the Act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal military equipment and the assignment of active duty military personnel as instructors. In 1964, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other services and replaced most of the active duty instructors with retirees who worked for and were cost shared by the schools.
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