By Nick Sestanovich
Being in a school district largely consisting of children of military families, it is no surprise that Vanden High School offers a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program.
However, the class provides a lot more than just military skills. It provides life skills, including encouraging students to be better citizens of their communities.
“They do it for a belonging but not necessarily wanting to be in the military,” Master Sgt. Hollis Huvar, JROTC instructor and program co-founder, said. “We’re not recruiting. We’re here to provide the kids to be better citizens.”