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JROTC Soars High

Landon Skeens
JROTC, more than just a class.

Since 1997, Woodrow Wilson High School’s Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) has brought the school a great amount of prestige. Led by Major Carpenter the team has collected over 150 trophies in the previous five years. This year they won first place at the West Virginia Air National Guard Fit Drill Competition as well as first in state.

While focusing on the present the group also honors the past, visiting the Air Force Museum in Washington, D.C.  In addition to striving for excellence Major has a deep passion for connecting with students on a personal level. “It can be your home, it is a lot of work we hold our cadets to a higher standard but it is a lot of fun it’s like a home.”

Fate Williams a third year Cadet Major adds to this statement, “it can be scary to walk into something knowing nothing about it. But, it is really is one of the best decisions I know that I made. I’ve never been in such a close knit environment. You gain not only a team but also a family and have so many opportunities to learn to lead but also follow.” 

To follow the progress of the 2023-2024 JROTC group please follow their official Instagram page, “wv_931_offical_insta.”

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Elijah Page
Elijah Page, Journalist
Elijah Page is a current junior at Woodrow as well as a pursuing sports journalist. After high school, he plans to major in journalism and hopefully become an announcer or commenter for a sports channel. Why Elijah loves a variety of sports basketball is his true passion.
Landon Skeens
Landon Skeens, Editor-Chief
A current junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, Landon Skeens serves as Editor of the Eagle Dispatch. Throughout his time at the school, he has enjoyed many extracurriculars: drama club, theatre, newspaper, band, and chorus. However, the arts have always remained a constant in his life. During moments of freedom, Landon can be found reading psychological thrillers or classic works of literature. If you ever need to find him, don't worry just look for an iced coffee-filled Stanley. "Writing is tremendously important to me. It is not only an expression of myself but a physical manifestation of years of work, slowly improving my craft. The written has much power, influencing the reader’s perspective of topics.”
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