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Since its inception in 1916, the JROTC program has been viewed as a strong program that provides youth with much-needed skills in citizenship and leadership. Additionally, numerous studies have shown that students who participate in JROTC programs have better attendance, grades, and graduation rates relative to students who were in general academic programs. Principals and school administrators also maintain positive attitudes toward JROTC because these programs:

• Motivate students to learn.
• Foster a disciplined and constructive learning environment.
• Instill essential skills like time organization, responsibility, goal setting, and teamwork.?

Marine Corps Core Values
By understanding the Marine Corps core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, you will understand how these ideals help MCJROTC cadets become better citizens.

Honor is the quality that guides Marines to exemplify ethical and moral behavior.

Courage is a mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but enables a leader to proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness. It is a quality of mind that gives leaders control over fear, enabling them to accept responsibility and to act properly in a threatening situation.

Commitment means the dedication to carry out all unit tasks and to serve the values of the country, the MCJROTC, and the unit. Commitment leads to the highest discipline for your unit and yourself.

In addition to these ideals, your values must also be applied to other areas. These might be ideas such as punctuality, truthfulness, and fidelity. You must also value the outer signs of these ideals, such as having good personal hygiene and a spotless uniform. Last, but by no means least important, you must apply your values to friends, family, and fellow cadets.?

Betsy Layne High School
SgtMaj Ripkoski
P.O. Box 437
Betsy Layne, Kentucky 41605-0437

Fern Creek Traditional High School
MGySgt Douglas Dunlapp
9115 Fern Creek Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40291-2711

Greenup County High School
GySgt Thomas Fenchell
4011 Ohio River Road
Greenup, Kentucky 41144-9616

Holmes High School
Maj Paul Wilson
2500 Madison Avenue
Covington, Kentucky 41014-1658
859.655.9495 x6504

Jeffersontown High School
LtCol Mark Dobbs
9600 Old Six Mile Lane
Jeffersontown, Kentucky 40299-3255

Seneca High School
Col Richard Maloney
3510 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40220-2314

Shelby County High School
Keith Spurlock
P.O. Box 69
1701 Frankfort Road
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40066-0069
502.633.2344 x 202

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