Saturday, February 27, 2016

HHS Cadets Take Flight With Local Alabama Civil Air Patrol

HHS AFJROTC cadets Pierre Jones and Dorian Harris experienced the wonders of flight today when they both flew with the Shelby County Airport's Civil Air Patrol, instructed by Lt Col (Ret) Austin Landry.  Each cadet flew the Cessna 182 for approximately 45 minutes while at the flight controls, and spent another 45 minutes airborne in the back seat observing.  They performed slow/steep turns, climbing, descending and instrument approach procedures to get a better understanding of the aerodynamics curriculum and an appreciation for aviation as a potential career field. These types of incentive flights will hopefully generate an interest in becoming a pilot, in either the military or as a civilian.  Col Landry relayed to the HHS chaperon that he was very impressed by both cadet's flying skills.  GREAT JOB PIERRE & DORIAN...WAY TO AIM HIGH!!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Department of State DVs Brief HHS Students on Career Opportunities

JROTC sponsored a career guidance brief provided by 3 Distinguished Visitors from the U.S. Department of State on February 11th. The guest speakers spoke with approximately 100 total students from various HHS grades during 3rd period in Bailey Theater.  They discussed career opportunities in the service of our Nation as a Foreign Service Officer, Specialist or Civil Service professional.  The 50-minute brief was followed by questions/answers, led by the keynote speaker Deputy Secretary of State for Human Resources, the Honorable Mr. Bruce Williamson.  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Seniors "Lead the Way" in HHS Campus Cleanup!

The 6th period Senior JROTC cadets were out in force today, picking up garbage on Armory Road as part of our AL PALS (People Against A Littered State) effort.  Leading by example, they had a fun time contributing directly to our annual cadet corps' goal of giving back to the Homewood Community and promoting esprit de corps.  WELL DONE SENIORS!!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cadets Awarded Dress and Appearance Ribbon

Congratulations to 59 CADETS in our corps who were awarded the Dress and Appearance Ribbon for wearing their uniforms every uniform day and having a 96% average in uniform dress and appearance grades. We, the Senior Staff, are very proud of our cadets and hope to see more meet the standard in the final semester of the 2015-2016 school year.