ROTC provides wide range of opportunities

Cameron Trujillo Johnston, Reporter

The ROTC program at MHS serves many students, but people who have not participated do not always understand what opportunities are available through this program.

When people think about ROTC they never really know what happens in ROTC. Jimmie Young and Michale Gorski are the two teachers in charge of ROTC at Montrose High School for the 2020-2021 school year.“It is different for everyone. For instance you can build a brotherhood and it’s just how you see ROTC,” Nikolaev said.

When ROTC practices in the northeast parking lot many may question what they’re really doing out there weilding what looks like swords and guns. They practice to move in perfect synchronized movements. 

“Either the drill team or sword practicing will be working on the little mistakes, until every movement is just right,” Lorentz said. 

Knowing what truly happens from the outside you can realize all of the hard work the ROTC members put into ROTC.

The ROTC team will hopefully participate in competitions this year.“Depending on guidelines from the school distract and the CDC guidelines, we’re hoping that we get to have competitions, but at this point we are not sure if we are able to have them,” Young said. ROTC team members will just have to be patient to see what may happen this year.

People think that when being in ROTC students automatically enlist into the military after high school, but for some of the students,  the ROTC instructors feel different about students enlisting.“Me and Gorski are on the same plan on pushing students to go to college and have going to the military as their last option,”Young said.

Young and Gorski believe they should help their students as much as possible and push them to college before anything else so they can succeed in their lives.