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JROTC juniors headed to Patriotic Education Seminar

Top performing JROTC cadets from around the district will be heading to Washington, D.C. and Mt. Vernon, Va., during Spring Break to attend the Patriotic Education Seminar.

Sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars, the students will visit the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress and numerous other sites to gain greater awareness of our national history, monuments and museums.Capitol

The students are among the top ten percent in academic, citizenship and leadership skills. The students were selected following interviews by members of the Military Order of the World Wars.This year's winners are: Samantha Bui, Mira Mesa; Jessica Plein, Patrick Henry; Emanuel Baeza, Madison; Julia Sterling, San Diego; Melissa Ly, Point Loma; DeShawn Walker, Hoover; Junelle Aquino, Serra; Michelle Burlaza, Crawford; Shannon Douangsavanh, Lincoln.

The seminar provides a wide range of educational and awards programs for students and teachers to gain a greater awareness and appreciation of the principles and responsibilities of a free and democratic society. These programs include: U.S. history, citizenship and civics, Constitutional rights, citizen responsibilities, American political process and public policy issues.

For more information on the JROTC programs, contact LTC David Guzman at