On November 12, the Yazoo County JROTC had the opportunity to watch and present colors for the New Orleans Pelicans NBA game.
The cadets also toured the Whitney Plantation where they gained valuable information about past American history. The Yazoo County Band traveled alongside the JROTC so that they could perform the National Anthem.
The Whitney Plantation, located in Wallace, Louisiana, was filled with original buildings and sculptures of the slaves who lived there. The tour guide walked the cadets through the building that was occupied for the slave owners and explained the significance of each object. Other buildings that were toured were the Slave Jail, along with the history behind its existence, the housing quarters for slaves and the reasons for its setup, coupled with slaves’ work areas and description. The tour provided ample information with a history lesson built in.
Afterwards, the group made its way to the arena to watch the game, New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers. At the beginning the JROTC color guard presented the colors and the band performed the National Anthem.
Among the Yazoo County performances there were countless others that made themselves shown during the breaks. The cadets had a wonderful time before and during the game and their performance managed to receive a letter requesting them to return for another game later this season.
Once again the Yazoo County JROTC snagged another great trip/opportunity that was packed with historical information.
Finally, this year will start off with many activities for JROTC consisting of round two in leadership and academic bowl participation. Also, the cadets will participate in air rifle competitions at Yazoo County High School, Vicksburg High School, and Warren Central High School. Major James Gee Retired and Sergeant First Class Nathanual Martin Retired are extremely excited for this year (2017) and all that it will offer the young cadets of Yazoo County.