The Frankford High School Jr. ROTC participated in the Philadelphia 911 Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sept 11th at Fire Firemen’s Hall on 2nd Street. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined police and fire officials at the Memorial to the Fallen.
Frankford HS Jr. ROTC along with the Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel after flag folding ceremony are pictured above.
After that ceremony, the group marched to the Betsy Ross House at 239 Arch St. for a 10 a.m. memorial.
Lt Col Gary Siefert, Col Siegfried Honig (both of the.Veteran Guard 3rd Regiment, National Guard of Pa), Jay Ginsburg, Esquire – President, Philadelphia Flag Day Association, and Patricia Coyne Regent, Daughters of the American Revolution Flag House Chapter.
Every year the JROTC Committee chooses one cadet from each school to receive the “Good Citizenship Award.” This year from
cadet Anthony Agront and cadet Lea Mull
Frankford High School, Cadet 2LT Antonio Torres was honored to be chosen for this award. Cadet Torres will be invited to the Union League Headquarters in Center City to participate in a workshop, dinner, and a special presentation describing a competition for an exclusive scholarship.
Every year the mayor of Philadelphia chooses a select number of students from each school to receive the “Most Improved Student” award. Not only did Mayor Nutter select one student from Frankford High School, he selected two! They both belong to the Pioneer Battalion, cadet Anthony Agront and cadet Lea Mull. These two amazing students will be invited to City Hall along with other “Improved” students throughout the city for an exclusive dinner.
The color guard attended the 26th annual Martin Luther King breakfast celebration at Sankofa Freedom Charter school on January 26th.
On January 29th, the Pioneer Battalion hosted a fundraiser at the Applebee’s located on Castor and Aramingo. It was an “All-you-can-eat” breakfast. I am glad to say it was a huge success! We raised over $600. The money will be used to fund various JROTC events.
On December 22, 2011, the Frankford High School Senior Committee hosted a fundraiser at the Buffalo Wild Wings located on the BLVD. It raised around $1000! The fundraiser was for the senior class of 2012. The money will be used for various senior activities. The fundraiser was open to the public. There was a huge turn out from the Frankford high school students, staff, and faculty. Over 50 people from Frankford attended.
Frankford Pioneer Battalion
1LT Lee Nguyen
S-5 Public Affairs Officer
One of the many bright spots that emanate from Frankford High School this year is the Junior ROTC. I meet them at a lot of different community events lending a hand. This week they were busy sprucing up the High School itself.
On December 13, 2011, the Frankford High School JROTC cadets spent over three hours cleaning-up the Frankford High School campus. The cadets raked over 38 large bags of leaves.