• These are quotes from the Cadets in the program, from the classes of 2019 and 2020. These quotes portray the benefits the cadets got out of JROTC, or their experience in JROTC.

    Class of 2019

    "I'll leave you all with this, whatever path you guys may take, just remember...to step outside of your comfort zone, test the limits, and most importantly go crazy and go stupid." Cadet Col Bianca Escuro

    "Best year was freshman year, so much fun." Cadet SMSgt Justin Ly

    "You’ll learn about teamwork and leadership." Cadet TSgt Sarah Cosby

    "JROTC teaches you to be a capable leader and influential individual in your community."  Cadet MSgt Jaylen Greer

    "You get physical education credits and if you decide to join the military, there are future military benefits." Cadet  TSgt Anthony Sylverain

    "VMHS faculty have a positive view of you when they know you are in JROTC."  Cadet MSgt Valek Guy

    "JROTC stresses to give back to the community." Cadet TSgt Jourdan Everett

    "I could have quit after freshman year, but it just kept getting better."  Cadet MSgt Nicholas Bostock

    "JROTC is not led by teachers, it’s led by students."  Cadet MSgt Christopher Farnsworth

    "JROTC is a place that promotes camaraderie." Cadet MSgt Sam Daquioag

    "Teaches you discipline and leadership; and you get free clothes."  Cadet MSgt Sam Martinelli

    "If you complete 3-4 years of JROTC, you can enlist in the military with a higher rank."  Cadet MSgt David Rangel

    "Being in JROTC will give you a moral compass."  Cadet MSgt Nathan Ramos

    "The drill team is the best thing I ever did, it helped me come out of my comfort zone."  Cadet MSgt Derek Huynh

    "JROTC is about family."  Cadet TSgt Andrew Aparicio

    "I’m really glad I did JROTC.  It throws you into things and makes you better."  Cadet TSgt Keston Denhalter

    "I was able to complete my 40 hours of community service in one year."  Cadet MSgt Chase Kodama

    "There are fun events like Special Olympics volunteering, Relay for Life, social events, sports days, Idyllwild camp and drill competitions."  Cadet MSgt Arvin Manila

    "JROTC is a positive atmosphere."  Cadet MSgt Andrew Palacios-Ferrer

    "My employer was impressed with my accomplishments in JROTC."  Cadet MSgt Brandon Palacios-Ferrer

    "I really wished I joined JROTC during my freshman year."  Cadet MSgt Evan Vera

    "If you like winning join JROTC. We don't take L's." Cadet CMSgt Jacob Elijah Monzon

    "JROTC encourages self-improvement." Cadet Maj Kyra Asprec 

    "JROTC changed me." Cadet LT Col Thaleia Fontanez

    "Without JROTC there is no way I would be in the position I am in today” Cadet LT Col Dylan Walker

    Class of 2020


    "I made a lot of friends, everyone in the program accepted me."  Cadet TSgt Jaison Hansanah

    "JROTC helped me get an after school job."  Cadet MSgt Luis Negron

    "When you’re in JROTC, it’s a team effort; there is no individuality."  Cadet TSgt Luke Cerda

    "This is where I find my best friends."  Cadet TSgt Joshua Espiritu

    "Three great instructors that puts their hearts into it."  Cadet SSgt Arturo Ornelas

    "I’ve learned life skills that will last a lifetime."  Cadet TSgt Lucas Moreno

    "It’s really good to make friends."  Cadet A1C Cole Millard

    "You make a big circle of friends." Cadet TSgt Jorell Relopez

    "It’s the environment that we have, I can be myself here."  Cadet TSgt Alyssa Suekoff

    "We are developing citizens of good character."  Cadet SSgt Jeffrey Salguero

    "JROTC makes you put yourself out there and you get recognized for it."  Cadet TSgt Vivian Rojas

    "JROTC offers so many opportunities for community service."  Cadet MSgt Frederic Aragon

    "There are tons of activities that will help you with self-confidence."  Cadet A1C Colton Stearns

    "Because of JROTC, I was able to help my older brother prepare for job interviews."  Cadet MSgt Patrick Cortes

    "Teaches you so many life skills."  Cadet TSgt Richard Hermosa

    "Because of JROTC, I believe in my abilities more than I ever have."  Cadet TSgt Emily Sanchez

    "JROTC has become a second family to me."  Cadet TSgt Mason Woods

    "I have brothers and sisters (cadets) in the program who I can rely on and they can rely on me."  Cadet TSgt Zachery Florez

    "You’ll miss lifetime experiences if you don’t join."  Cadet A1C Thomas Leiper

    "My dad told me to join JROTC and I’m glad I did.  I learned so much."  Cadet MSgt Reiji Narikawa

    "I love the culture of JROTC."  Cadet SrA Roniesha Fletcher

    "The mission statement is personified in the cadets."  Cadet MSgt Adrian Brosas

    "JROTC will help me with the rest of my life."  Cadet TSgt Christine Namvong

    "You learn things that are useful in life."  Cadet TSgt Noah Jauregui

    "You can have the opportunity to lead."  Cadet SMSgt Jorell Pilande

    "Everyone in JROTC becomes your family."  Cadet SSgt Kathryn Torley

    "JROTC can help you come out of your shell."  Cadet SSgt Rijin Hong

    "I stayed in JROTC because of the people, what you learn, and the environment."  Cadet SSgt Joshua Mata

    "Physical training is fun."  Cadet TSgt James Nocero

    "JROTC is like cheesecake. I like cheesecake." Cadet 1st LT Adrian Guial

    "Through JROTC I developed better self-confidence, and that has helped me break my anti-social shell." Cadet 1st LT Rohan Meserve 

    "You will never see the dedication that you see in the JROTC cadets' eyes. We will always take care of our community!" Cadet 1st LT Angel Perez

    "It's pretty fun." Cadet 1st LT Andrea Perez

    "JROTC really helped me with my public speaking skills." Cadet Capt Bryanna Alvarez


Last Modified on May 23, 2019