JROTC COLOR GUARD
"Drill provides a means, through ceremonies, of enhancing morale, developing the spirit of cohesion, and presenting traditional, interesting and well executed parades. The objectives accomplished by drill are teamwork, confidence, discipline, alertness, and attention to detail, espirit de corps, and pride. It instills habits of precision and response to leader's orders and provides the participant the opportunity to practice commanding and directing."
JROTC Drill at South High School offers many teams and provides an opportunity for students to choose activities of their choice. These teams are open to all students enrolled in JROTC at South High. In addition, students gain an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and visit with students from other schools during the competitions and while participating in community events.
Color Guard consists of five members. They carry the National Flag, State Flag, and School Flag, with two Guards that carry Standard Military Drill Rifles that are detailed and chromed. The Color Guard performs opening ceremonies at school sporting events, community organizations, musical activities, honor organizations, and participate in local parades. They also compete in the annual Invitational Drill Meets hosted by OPS, UNO, Bellevue, and in the new Tri-City Meet. Team categories are Varsity, Junior Varsity, and an all Female Team.
Members of the Color Guard begin practice early in the school year and continue through the spring. Practice is after school on Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:00-3:45. Practices are adjusted according to upcoming commitments and may include practice on Saturday mornings from 7:00-9:00 am.