To prove times are hard, in the past the max for the giving tree was 80 or less children on the tree. This year 160 children need help. The tree is in the front office of Nokomis with lots of bulbs left. We are running out of time to make this happen. All you have to do is sign for the bulb, buy the gift, and bring it back. We will wrap and deliver all the gifts. So if you read this and want to help, we can use it. Lets come together and put a gift under the tree for these kids.
The season of giving has started for Nokomis Regional High and was marked by Cadets from the school’s JROTC finishing their annual Stuff the Cupboards food drive on November 25th, just in time for this Thanksgiving. Cadets, students and faculty from Nokomis worked together to raise 46 turkeys and over 1000 canned goods total. The food was delivered to the Corinna United Methodist church food pantry that same day and will be used to support local families in need this holiday season. This is the 19th year the Nokomis JROTC has spearheaded this event and the demand for food has steadily increased each year.
As summer comes to an end we start thinking about the upcoming school year. The thought of old faces seen again, and all of the new.
Some changes to the corps, new Battalion Commander, with new thoughts and idea’s for the Corps. Working hard to push the Army to send more of the new uniforms so all cadets will be equal in appearance. Other news the National color guard has been working all summer to raise the money needed to attend the WORLD COMPETITION in Daytona Beach Fl.
The corps is looking forward to defending the title of Northern New England drill champs, starting in September. Other news, Col Umphrey will remain till the end of November. After that we welcome the new SAI LTC Brian Clarke. LTC Clarke is coming to us from Ft. Drum NY with his wife and three children.
With all of this said, I welcome all and any parents with questions about the Corps, please feel free to contact us any time through the net or Nokomis High..