JHS ROTC program to celebrate 100 years


An area R.O.T.C. Program is getting ready to celebrate a milestone.

The Joplin High School Reserve Officers’ Training Program has turned one hundred and is one of the oldest of its kind in the country. The celebration takes place next month and will include an entire days worth of events.

There will be an open house at the high school starts at noon on March 30th, with a formal banquet catered by Olive Garden beginning at 6 pm. Immediately after that will be the annual Cadet Military Ball.

“The 100th anniversary is going to be on Saturday, March 30th and we’re gonna start off with a parade at 10 am. And after the parade we’re gonna move into the gym right out here and it’s going to be an open house and that’s gonna consist of military memorabilia and World War I re-enactors,” says Korey Gradwohl, JHS Sophomore, R.O.T.C.

For more information on the event and how much tickets cost, we’ve put a link here.

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