Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mach: The Speed of Sound

If these first three weeks of school are any indication of what lies ahead, this year will be gone before we know it. As parents of a Junior, we were reminded at the school's open house, that our student will have much to do this year. PSAT, ACT, college visits, etc. Can you say Mach?

In addition to all of the academic requirements that must be fulfilled, there are the school activities to attend...Mach 1!

Last weekend was the annual NJROTC picnic. It is held at the beginning of the school year as a way of introducing new cadets and their parents to NJROTC and a way for the new and old cadets to get to know one another.

There are always plenty of hamburgers and hot dogs at these picnics as well as chips and ice cold drinks.

The cadets can play volleyball, basketball, football, toss a Frisbee or get into the water and play "Chicken".

One of the annual traditions of the NJROTC picnic is an egg toss. The cadets line up on the beach across from their partners and when the CO (Commanding Officer) gives the word, they begin tossing their eggs. I do not know which team won this year, but I do know they all had a great time.

It rained for a bit shortly after the egg toss, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the cadets or stop them from having fun.

If this picnic is any indication of what lies ahead for the cadets, they'll have a great year as they work and play together as a unit.

I just hope this year does not fly by at Mach 2.

1 comment:

  1. Looked like alot of fun, love the white sandy beach.