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The mascot of our beloved Neshoba Central High School, “The Rocket”, reveals more about its people and rich tradition than just a simple namesake. A Rocket contains relentless power, soars to heights unable to be achieved by mediocrity and is unchallenged in precision and discovery of the world around it. The same can be said for the generations of children who travel the halls of Neshoba Central year after year. To be a Rocket means you contain rich heritage, deep tradition, and constantly moving ahead striving to reach your future goals. The ride may sometimes be bumpy, but through determination and hard work the rewards are magnificent and the stars are your destination. Neshoba Central High School Navy JROTC has high standards and each Cadet is expected to meet or exceed those standards 24/7. Navy JROTC is a citizenship development program that instills service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment in students in United States secondary educational institutions. The NJROTC program teaches cadets self-discipline, self-confidence and leadership skills to help meet life's challenges and helps prepare them for life after high school, regardless of what career path they decide to take. Cadets who participate in the program do not have to serve in the military after high school graduation - it's simply another elective offered at Neshoba Central High School. However, NJROTC cadets do have a higher than average selection rate for college ROTC scholarships.

The NJROTC program was established by Public Law in 1964 and may be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102. The program is conducted and accredited throughout the nation by instructors who are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel. The NJROTC curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by community service activities, drill competition, field meets, field trips, flights, visits to naval activities, marksmanship training, college campus visits, and much more. Uniforms, textbooks, training aids, travel allowance, and a substantial portion of instructors' salaries are provided by the Navy.

For any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact Captain Regan J. Kieff (Senior Naval Science Instructor) at rkieff@neshobacentral.com (985) 951-0366 or Chief Petty Officer Keith Page (Naval Science Instructor) at kpage@neshobacentral.com (601) 562-1097.