On Friday, August 18th, 2023, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion conducted their first Football Honor Guard parking detail. They had a total of 85 Cadets who volunteered to direct cars for parking at the Honor Guard. First-year JROTC Cadets had the opportunity to work alongside their leaders and learn how a parking detail works. Leadership placed Cadets in positions to help guide cars and to ensure that all cadets were safe and had an enjoyable time. Our Cadets presented the Colors before the game, Cadet Command Sergeant Major Eathan Clayton was the National Flag Bearer, Cadet
On Saturday, May 13th, The Port Saint Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion hosted their annual Field Day. All four Companies competed in a series of athletic events including: Tug of War, Jag Ball, Soccer, Capture the Guidon, Kickball, Dodgeball, Volleyball, and Basketball. Cadets were given a competitive opportunity to showcase their skills against other companies. After all the events, the Booster Club provided cadets with a big meal to congratulate them on their efforts. Overall, Delta Company led by Cadet Major Kristian St. Vil came in 1st place with 42 points. Trailing 1 point behind was Alpha Company in
On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2023, the Port Saint Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion held its 29th Annual Award Ceremony. The purpose of this award ceremony was to award deserving Cadets for their service, loyalty, personal appearance, character, and knowledge of JROTC, as well as their outstanding achievements in and outside the program. Over 40 awards were presented to our Cadets by many Veteran organizations from the nation.
On Saturday, March 25th, 2023, Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion cadets conducted a car wash fundraising event at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. Cadets were split into 2 different groups of washing and drying in order to get through as many cars efficiently. Our cadets were able to successfully wash many cars over the span of four hours.
On Saturday, March 4th, the Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion competed against 7 other schools in a Drill competition held at Seminole Ridge Community High School in Westlake, Florida. The events our Female and Male Teams competed in were Unarmed/Armed Squad, Unarmed/Armed Platoon, Color Guard, and Solo/Duo Exhibition drill. PSLHS placed 1st in both Female and Male Armed Squad, 1st in Female and Male Unarmed Platoon, 1st in Female and Male Armed Squad, 1st in Female Color Guard, 1st in Male Solo Exhibition, 1st in Female Dual Exhibition, and 2nd in Female and Male Unarmed Squad. The Jaguar
On Saturday, February 2023, the Jaguar Battalion traveled to Dwyer High School. Our Female and Male Teams competed in an Unarmed/Armed Squad, Unarmed/Armed Platoon, Color Guard, and Solo/Duo Exhibition drill. PSL ended up placing 1st in both Male and Female Armed Platoon, 1st in Female Unarmed Platoon, 1st in Female Armed Squad, 1st in Female Solo Exhibition, 1st in Male Solo Exhibition, 2nd in Female Unarmed Squad, and 2nd in Male Unarmed Platoon. Overall, the Jaguar Battalion finished 1st once again.
On February 14th, the Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion was inspected to see if they qualify to stay as an Honor Unit with Distinction. The JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA) is an inspection from the United States Army to determine whether a unit can keep their gold star. The gold star is earned by the units that have demonstrated exceptional performance in all areas of program operation. The Army inspects these operations which include; a Continuous Improvement briefing where we discuss an area in need of improvement, a Service-Learning briefing that allows our cadets to help the community
On Wednesday, February 8th at Port St. Lucie High School, the Senior Class of 2023 celebrated their final year in High School with a senior pinning event. During this year’s ceremony, the auditorium was filled with parents and supporters. Port St. Lucie High School was honored to include guest speaker, Dr. Adrian Ocampo. The Jaguar Battalion presented the Colors for the senior class of 2023. Cadet Captain Michael Coccaro as National Flag Bearer, Cadet First Sergeant Eathan Clayton as State Flag Bearer, Cadet Captain Isaac Mendez as the Right Guard, and Cadet First Sergeant Jeremiah Davis as the Left Guard.
On January 20th, 2023, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion traveled to Santaluces High School to participate in the Drill Competition. The females placed 1st in Unarmed Squad, 1st in Armed Squad, 1st in Color Guard, 2nd in Female Dual Exhibition, 2nd in Female Solo Exhibition, and 1st in Let 1 Squad. The Male team placed 1st in Unarmed Squad, 1st in Armed Squad, 1st in Solo Exhibition, and 1st in Dual Exhibition. Overall, the Jaguar Battalion performed great and won 1st place overall.
On Saturday, January 22nd, 2023, Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion conducted its 28th Annual Military Ball at the Santa Lucia River Club. Male cadets wore their Class A Uniform, and female cadets came in formal gowns. Our Jaguar Battalion Color Guard posted the colors to begin the formal portion of the ceremony. Commanding the Color Guard was Cadet Major Alex Daly-Gomes as National Flag Bearer, accompanied by Cadet Captain Isaac Mendez as State Flag Bearer, Cadet Sergeant Major Alex Moleon as Right Guard, and Cadet 1st Lieutenant Jordan Harris as Left Guard. We went through numerous military traditions
On January 16th, 2023, The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion participated in a parade to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cadets marched along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd beginning from Lincoln Park Academy and finishing at Lawnwood Elementary. The Battalion was led by Battalion Commander Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Elena Garcia, trailed by the battalion staff and the battalion companies. Over 145 cadets participated in the Parade in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s outstanding achievements.
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion had the privilege to work with Guardians for New Futures and Communities Connected for Kids, to collect toys for kids during the holiday season. Port Saint Lucie High School staff and Jaguar Battalion cadets sponsored many kids to make sure they have a memorable holiday season. We were able to collect over 100 gifts this year.
On December 3rd the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion Male Raider Team attended the Florida State Raider meet at Camp Flaming Arrow, after achieving 1st place in the Area 3 Raider meet in October. Our Jaguar Battalion competed against the best JROTC programs in Florida in 5 events. Our Jaguar Battalion finished in 4th on a 1.7-mile team run, 5th in a 1-mile Litter carry, 4th in the 30-pound kettlebell carry, 4th in Tire Flip, and 4th in constructing and crossing a rope bridge over a 30-foot distance. The Jaguar Battalion Male Raider Team captured 4th overall.
On the 30th of November and the 1st of December 2022, the JROTC Jaguar Battalion held their monthly Cadet Promotion Board. During the Promotion Board, selected cadets throughout all companies are asked a series of questions that test their general knowledge on what they have learned in JROTC, their ability to recite our Cadet Creed, showing proper uniform wear, setting up a uniform, and conducting certain drill movements. They must meet these requirements to receive a promotion to a higher rank. The promotion board was an enormous success with a 73 percent promotion rate throughout all companies.
Over Thanksgiving break, Cadets from the Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion partnered with the Big Heart Brigade and prepared thousands of pounds of food for Thanksgiving Day. Our Cadets worked 2-hour shifts where they prepared food 3 days prior to Thanksgiving, then packaged food during a 3 hour shift on Thanksgiving morning. Thanks to the Cadets who volunteered and made the event a huge success.
On Friday, November 18th, The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion conducted our second Blood Drive of the year. With the help of our Cadets, we were given an opportunity to help serve the people of Port Saint Lucie. Thanks to our Cadets, members of One Blood, and teachers here at Port Saint Lucie High School, we were able to get enough blood to save over 200+ lives.
On Thursday, November 3rd, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion presented the colors at Village Green Elementary School for their Veterans Day celebration. Commanding the Color Guard was National Flag Bearer Cadet Major Alex Daly-Gomes accompanied by Cadet Sergeant First Class Eathan Clayton as the State Flag Bearer, Cadet First Sergeant Isaac Mendez as the right guard, and Cadet First Sergeant Jonathan Waller as the left guard. The students of Village Green Elementary spoke about the history of the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.