Welcome to Morse High School's Army JROTC!
The Morse JROTC participated in the annual Veterans' Day Parade in Downtown San Diego. Morse brought along teams such as Varsity Armed Drill Team, Varsity Unarmed Drill Team, Varsity Drum Corps, Varsity Color Guard, and the 50 State flags. Morse JROTC performed along side the Morse Auxillary teams. Cadets displayed a high level of profressionalism and patriotism for the Veterans who served for this country, as well Active Duty members, and fellow San Diegans.
Cadet Picnic Awards:
First Place Female Tug of War:
C/MAJ Ventura, Maria
First Place Sack Relay Race:
C/CPT Rioflorido, Victoria
Second Place Male Tug of War:
C/SFC Abarca, Jorge
Second Place Tank Tube:
C/MAJ Francisco, Joseph
Second Place Hot Shot:
C/MAJ Harn, Eirein Gaile
Cadet's Trip To Supreme Court
I Leslie Delgado, along with forty other students was given the privilege to meet the lovely Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor. She is one of the nine Supreme Court Judges, but first Hispanic women to ever be appointed to this position by the President of the United States. In her conversation with the high school students she talked to us about the background of where she came from and her strive for success despite her family hardships. She inspired me to not let my community or ethnic background define me, but to allow my education and knowledge guide me to become who I want to be and study something that interest me.
In her words, she said “my parents didn’t know English well, but they told their children, me and my brother, that education can take us anywhere.” In that moment, I realized she was just like many of the students in the room, many of whose parents came to U.S. to make a better future for their children. I was surprised at how she presented herself, very funny, yet professional. My prior thoughts of her were that she may be strict and just try to encourage the students to pursue a career in politics. However, I was proven wrong; when she made time in her busy schedule to reach out to local high school students to have a normal conversation about going to college, because it is possible for everyone no matter if people try to doubt you.
Overall, she gave me the confidence to look ahead and not about my current circumstances because doubt will not get me anywhere, it is constant motivation and goals that will make me reach to my definition of success. She did not become Supreme Court Justice overnight, it took many years of experience and her family, friends, and support to get her to where she is now, and luckily for me I have that as well.
Home Coming Game 10/10/2014
At the home coming game our Drum Corps, Honor Guard, Color Guard, and 50 state volunteers helped out the school by presenting the 50 flags of each state, while Honor Guard presented Home Coming court, Color Guard presented colors at the beginning of game, and Drum Corps supported the crowd by playing in the stands.
C/CPT Ramos, Alyssa recieved a $2014 scholarship from the CEO of 2 Brothers Construction Company, Eric Le, and Assembly member Rocky Chavez at the Fil Am festival held at Paradise Valley Road on October 4, 2014.
On June 4, 2014 Leslie Delgado attended a reality changers ceremony where she received a scholarship check that will be granting her 4000 dollars to UCSD's Academic summer camp this year.