Colts Neck Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

2020 NJROTC Jean Drive

Colts Neck NJROTC is linking up with Habitat for Humanity Club to host a jean drive. We will be collecting any type of jeans (new or old; any color; jean jackets; etc.). Habitat for Humanity will then turn all collected jeans into insulation for houses. Cadets will receive 1 hour of community service for every three pairs of jeans. Max 4 hours can be used towards advancements. You can drop off jeans in the box in B101. Be sure to submit the hour slip to the S-1 mailbox (in Majors room) to receive credit!

Click here for link to Jean Slip!

Unit News

Congratulations to our Drill Team! They placed second at the Manchester AAD Competition. Junior Varsity cadets were given the opportunity to participate in varsity events such as armed and unarmed regulation. JV cadets also participated in Personnel inspection as well exhibition drill. For awards, Unarmed Exhibition placed first, JV Color Guard placed second, Varsity Color Guard placed third, Academics placed second and Athletics placed first! The cadets did an outstanding job and displayed great teamwork. Keep up the great work cadets!

Around the Community

On December 8th, 2019, twenty-two cadets and twelve of their family members participated in Woodlawn Cemetery’s Leaf Cleanup alongside other organizations such as Jackson Firestation 55 and the Lakewood Police Department. Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of many Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam Veterans, firefighters and police officers. The cemetery is even home to a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, 2nd Lieutenant Augustus J. Robbins of the US Army. All of the participants worked together for four hours clearing headstones, raking, blowing, and moving the leaves and debris out to the streetline for township pickup. While there, people visiting loved ones could not thank us enough for the respect and care shown for their loved ones’ final resting place. The experience was heart-warming and educational that left the unit with a true appreciation for all the servicemen who have given their lives so we could be free.

Cadet Spotlight

Cross country captain and ROTC cadet, Natalie Shapiro, led the colts neck girls cross country team in another phenomenal season. The team won their 9th central jersey sectional title making it their 3rd in a row. The team then placed 2nd in the state meet, 5th in the meet of champions and 6th at Nike Northeast regionals. At the conclusion of the season, Natalie was named all Monmouth county, all shore conference, first team group 3, and second team all state. She will be continuing her academic and athletic career running Division One in the Ivy League at Dartmouth College.