Jacksonville may be a big Navy town but the Air Force rules in Baker County. At least on the high school campus.
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has been a permanent fixture at Baker County High since 2005 and there’s every indication it will continue for years to come. The school board officially renewed the program, which currently has about 114 cadets enrolled, for a seventh year at its November 22 meeting .
“There’s a feeling of family in the corps that students respond to,” said school principal Tom Hill, “and they absolutely do enjoy doing the drills.”
“We’re extremely proud of those young men and women who participate in the JROTC program,” Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson said. “They participate in numerous civic functions.”