3RD BATTALION

HOME OF THE VIKINGS

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NEWS & EVENTS

The North JROTC Cyber Patriots competed in round 2 of of the Air Force Associations Cyber Competition on Sunday 6 NOV.   Pictured here with their mentor Robert Heflin.  Robert is a system design engineer with Raytheon and has played an integral part in the Viking success.   They entered this round in 3rd place in the state of Colorado.   Next Round is 11 DEC.   For more information on what cyber patriot is see. uscyberpatriot.org.  

North's JROTC Marksmanship teams shot at the Colorado State 3 Position Air Rifle Match on Friday evening at Fountain / Fort Carson High School in Fountain Colorado.   Mila Ordes placed 9th individually in the Sporter Class out of 97 athletes and brought home the first place trophy for the overall highest prone position score.   Great job Mila and all the members of the marksmanship team. 

The North Raiders competed with 1 female and 4 male teams at the Colorado National Guard’s annual raider competition which included 6 events (tire flip, litter carry, leaders reaction course, log carry, and metal agility course) on timed  3 mile course.  Results to be published on Monday.   Fabulous team work, determination and grit were displayed by all members of each of these teams.  Great work Vikings. 

Once again North’s Army JROTC was out in force representing the Vikings this weekend.   Precision Marksmanship takes 2nd place in match # 4 of the Denver Centennial League and the Pueblo County Home of Heros matches.  Our very own Danika Fitzgerald claims the number one spot individually in each match.  

The North JROTC Cyber Patriot team members (Kamber Patino, Nigel Mulliniks, Finn Cruwys, Gracie Emory, Marcus Jones, Grant Ashley, and Greyson Cruwys completed round 1 of the competition on Sunday from 6 am to 2 pm.   With overwatch of their three-team mentors, Robert Heflin, Principal System Engineer with Raytheon; Scott Jones, Structural Engineer, Virgin Technologies; and Dan Gagnon, Cyber Security Specialist at Davidson Technologies they spent 6 hours securing and building networks in different operating systems (Ubuntu, Windows, Server, and Cisco).  Round 2 follows in November.  Click here uscyberpariot.org  for more information about the cyber patriot program brought to us by the US Air Force Association 

Viking JROTC Raiders take overall 1st place and 4th place at the Mountain View High School High School Raider Competition in Loveland CO on Saturday. Jackie Martinez took overall first place in the male division on the 3K.  Chole Thompson and Mateo Hobza took third place overall in the 3k run in the female and male divisions respectively.  Events included a 3k run, 1 rope bridge, 800-meter litter carry, 200-meter agility course, 8.5-foot wall climb, and 2 minutes of push up and sit-ups.  A big congratulations to the Viking JROTC Raiders on their first event of the year. 

The North Army JROTC Color Guard led by Cadet Command Sergeant Major Taegen Johnson presented the National Colors at the Elks Club Colorado State Convention on 8 September.  The guest of honor was the Adjutant General of Colorado Brigadier General Laura Clellan pictures here with Taegen and her color guard.  

Raider National Champion

The North JROTC Raider team took 1st runner up, National Championship, in Daytona Beach, FL on Friday.   43 joint service (Army, Marine and Air Force) JROTC teams from around the US converged on the world famous beach to go head to head in 5 events including a 3K soft sand beach run carrying a 10’ long piece of 2” pvc pipe, a 800m obstacle course, pull ups, standing broad jump and the seated 4lb ball throw.  Our Viking Raiders brought home 1st in the 3K, 2nd in the 800m obstacle course and 5th place hardware in the pull up events to bring home the 2nd place overall trophy.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockies Game
Color guard did another amazing rockies game I guess it good luck because the rookie won that it all be of color guard presenting the color loud cheering in the competter side

marksmanship team

Congrats to the North JROTC precision marksmanship team (Danika Fitzgerald, Abagail Orozco, Elisabeth Hernandez and Alani Grissop) who placed sixth in the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Western Region 3 Position Air Rifle Marksmanship Competition in Sandy Utah on 7-8 April.  They placed 27th in the US and are currently two seats behind for qualifying for nationals in July. 

 

Congratulations also goes out to Luis Ruano who qualified for and participated as an individual sporter class marksman.  He placed 9th in Utah and currently has the 6th seat for Nationals @ Camp Perry Ohio in June.  Great work Luis. 



 

North Veteran Assistance at DIA

12 Cadets from Denver North’s  Army JROTC program joined members of the Idaho Springs Elks lodge at the Denver International Airport on Saturday 2 April  from 7am to 4pm to assist disabled veterans returning from the Winter sports clinic.  159 severely disabled veterans came through gate B56 from Aspen CO and transferred to other gates and concourses on their way home from the 2022 winter sports clinic.  Denver North Cadets  organized a roster by incoming flights and insured all the veterans were assisted in any way they needed in route to their next flight including escorting them to other concourses, making to go bags for those with quick connections and speaking with vets to make them feel welcomed and appreciated.  The Elks provided a hospitality sweet with snack and beverages.  It was amazing day for everyone.   For more on the winter sports clinic click here      
















 

8th Grade Q&A Panel

On March 23,10 North Cadets and a few member s of the student

counsel traveled to Skinner Middle School to talk about North H igh

 

School.


 

Regimental Staff Brief

Cadet Mark Semien and Cadet Aaliah Landford-Bursiaga who is the

Denver regimental Commander, briefed the superintendent on the

entire JROTC program with a full presentation prepared on how the

JROTC benefits over 1,700 cadets throughout Denver. They did an

amazing job and we couldn't be m ore proud of Mark !


 

Color Guard

On Saturday March 19th Color Guard had a competition at

Fountain Fortcarson there were about 16 other teams competing

and team B took 5th place and Cadet Daniel Cabazos performed an

 

individual one man exhibition.



 

 

Marksmanship

On March 12th,the marksmanship team competed in the Colorado

state Junior Olympics match at John F.Kennedy High School.

The precision team (consisting of Danika Fitzgerald, Abigail Orozco,

Elisabeth Hernandez, and Alani Grissop) placed 3rd overall.

Individually within all the precision shooter s, Danika placed 3rd

 

overall.

 

The Sporter team (consiting of Luis Ruano, Phaedra Gonzalez,Ava

 

Millis,and Arturo Orozco) placed 7th overall.

 

Individually within all the sporter shooter s, Luis placed 4th overall.

 

Good Job Marksmanship team !

 

W e are wising the best in Utah where they will competein the CM P 3

Position Nationals com petition, they will leave Apr. 6th and come

 



 

Raider

On March 12th,the Raider s participated a com petition in Pueblo

Colorado which had multiple events including: H um V pull,rope

bridge, obstacle course, push ups and sit ups, and a 5k run.

Our raider team s placed 1st and 3rd place in the Obstacle Course,2nd

and 3rd place 5k cross country run, 2nd place rope bridge,2nd place

Physical Fitness Test. At Pueblo there were 14 team s that competed

and and team 1placing second overall. Nice job Raider s

 

On March 19th,the Raider team also participated in event 4 of the

Denver Raider series. All the Raider s split into 4 boy team s and 2 girl

 

team s. Overall, team scoring are as follows:

BOYS: GIRLS:

Team 1- 1st Place Team 1- 2nd Place

Team 2- 4th Place Team 2- 4th Place

Team 3- 9th Place

Team 4- 13th Place

 

The events the Raider s participated in where 2 minutes of sit ups,

push ups, and pull ups, a 200lb sled pull, a ball throw, a crossfit

course,broad jum p,seated ball throw,and a 2 m ile run.All the

Raider s completed the events successfully and to the best of their

ability and as they continue to participate in future Denver series

com petitions, we wish them good luck !

W e are also wishing the Daytona team good luck in Daytona, FL. They

will leave April 14th and com e back April 17th.



 

JROTC Program for Accreditation

 

The JPA for our JROTC program is a test

of both Cadets and instructor s. W e as a

3rd Battalion overall scored a 99 per cent!

Each and ever y Cadet within our program

worked super hard to prepare for this.

Congratulate your fellow Cadets!!

 

The Inspection consisted of 40 Cadets

in the gym due to covid regulations. W e

had great recruiter s asking the

inspection questions and checking up

and down the uniforms. With that

our 3rd Battalion Cadets scored a perfect

 

35 out of 35 points!!

 

Drill or In -Ranks marching, did an

amazing job in sync and in step presenting

for the recruiters. They scored another

perfect 15 points out of 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drill scores is Color guard, who did an

outstanding job as well, with one m ore

perfect score of 15 points out of 15 points.

All of them did amazing for the entire JPA

and will be awarded accordingly.

 

Last but not least, shout-out to our

amazing instructor s,M ajor Lynch,and

Sergeant Helfrich, who both scored 30

out of 30 points on instructor portfolios.

Without these two we wouldn't be able to

reach such heights that we have

achieved since they've been here.



 

Staff Continuous Imprmovement Plan Brief

 

Our JROTC Staff presented the CIP to the head of all JROTC within the Nation. W e as a

Staff scored an almost perfect 34 out of 35 points. Our goal statement for this year

was, "The Battalions goal for the 2021-2022 school year has been to increase the

knowledge of Norths JROTC program to our Corps of Cadets, the student body

overall and member s of the school administration. The overall goal was to have each

of the three groups trained and tested achieve a mimum average of 80% on the

 

final assessment of Norths JROTC program ."

 

The staff was able to start preparing for this entire JPA in May of 2021with the last

school year. We had help from Colonel Black ,the District Senior Army Instructor.

We used staff meetings twice a week to plan every spare second we could of what this

year could look like for our program and our school. Ever y staff member from our

Battalion Commander to our assistants put in the work that was needed and went

 

above and beyond


 

 

Marksmanship

 

In January, the markmanship team shot to qualify for the CM P 3

 

Position Nationals in Sandy, Utah.

 

Three shooters were able to qualify to compete and they are

Abigail Orozco (Precision),Danika Fitzgerald (Precision),and Luis

 

Ruano (Sporter).

 

They will go to Utah in April, they will leave Apr. 6th and com e

 

back Apr.10th.

 

Aside from the CM P 3 Position Nationals competition ,they will

also compete in the Colorado Junior Olympics March 12th.


 

Marksmanship

- For All Service Teams Statewide:

(Army, Airforce, Navy, Civil Air Patrol,

USM C). Our vikings team 2 placed 4th

out of 20 teas, and vikings team 1

placed 5th out of 20 teams.

- For All Army Team s Statewide.

Vikings Team 2 placed 1st out of 4

Army teams. Vikings Team 1placed

2nd out of 4 Army teams.

Colorado State

championship

 

Marksmanship

World Wide state

championships

- For All Service Team s Statewide:

(Army, Airforce, Navy, Civil Air

Patrol, USMC). Our vikings team 2

placed 112th out of 756 tea s,and

vikings team 1placed 130th out of

756 teams.

- For All Army Team s Statewide.

Vikings Team 2 placed 16th out of

112 Army teams. Vikings Team 1

placed 22nd out of 112 Army team s.


Marksmanship

World Wide Round II

All Service Team s Worldwide:

(Army,Airforce,Navy,Civil Air

Patrol,USMC)

Vikings: Team 2 -181out of 737

Team s

Team 1-204 out of 737 Team s


Marksmanship

Colorad Round II

All Service Team s Statewide: (Army,

Airforce,Navy,Civil Air Patrol,USMC)

Vikings: Team 2 - 6th of 20 teams

Team 1- 7th of 20 team s

 

*** Both Viking teams ranked Platinum

(the highest level) for the State

Championship***

 

*** only 7 teams ranked platinum in the

All Service Division) ****




 


 

North JROTC Cyber Patriots Round 1 Results

 

Sunday 24 OCT 2021

 

Colorado Round I

All Service Team s Statewide:

(Army,Airforce,Navy,Civil Air

Patrol,USMC) Vikings: Team 2

- 6th of 17 team s Team 1- 7th of

 

17 teams

 

World Wide Round II

All Service Team s Worldwide:

(Army, Airforce ,Navy,Civil Air

Patrol,USMC) Vikings: Team

2 - 178 of 737 Team s Team 1-

219 of 737 Team s


 

Marksmanship

In January, the markmanship team shot in the 3 Position Service

Nationals Qualifier. The precision team qualified to compete in the

JROTC Service National in Chandler AZ and the qualifying

shooter s were Danika Fitzgerald, Abigail Orozco, Alani Grissop,

Elisabeth Hernandez. One sporter shooter who also qualified was

Luis Ruano. But due to DAI shop travel restrictions, Denver

schools are unable to travel. They would have left Feb. 1st,

 

completed Feb. 3-4,and com e Feb. 6th

 

In addition,the markseamanship team will shoot to qualify for the

CM P 3 Position Nationals in Sandy,Utah. This will happen on

January 26th,here at North High School. As we anticipate their

scores,hopefully by next month they are able to travel to Utah.

 



 

On January 14th the Color Guard attended the Mega Star Financial

annual meeting to present the color s. This event was held to honor

veterans. The color guard consisted of Lillyanna Chapa, Essence

Sweetwine,Melissa Charles,Nelli Lopez



 

Color Guard 

The Elks Club of Idaho

Springs Celebrate the80th Anniversary of

the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Your very own

JROTC Color Guard Consisting Of: Cadets

CSM Essence Sweetwine, CPT Daniel

Cabazos, CPT Lillyanna Chapa, CPL

Taegen Johnson, CPL Nayeli Lopez, Were

called upon to do the honor of presenting

theColorsfor this prestigious event.

Captain Daniel Cabazosplayed Tapson his

Trumpet to end the ceremony.



 

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The Color Guard

presented the colors at the Avalanche

game between Avalanche And Detroit.

Cadets The Presented the colors were

CSM Essence Sweetwine, CPT

Lillyanna Chapa, CPT Daniel Cabazos,

and MAJ Meilin Morales. They were

all able to watch the game after

presenting the colors.




CyberPatriot

The North JROTC CyberPatriot Team Squared off against app 3500 other teams

from the Air Force, Navy, Marine And Civil Air Patrol JROTC world wide

round 1 of 3 on Sunday. This non stop, six hour marathon, included securing

networks on Windows, Server and Ubuntu operating systems, Cisco networking

and packet tracer quizzes. For more information about Cyber Patriot see

uscyberpatriot.org




 

Marksmanship

In the month of December, Marksmanship has successfully completed three

matches against many schools in Colorado and around the sate. They

competed in the Rocky Mountain Regional Virtual Standing, Rocky

Mountain Regional, and the biggest competition out of the three, the

JROTC Postal Competition (determines whether they qualify into

nationals).

Our Marksmanship team competed in the Rocky Mountain Regional Virtual

Standing Match on Dec. 1st and 2nd. The Marksmanship team competed

against high schools from all over the state and a few schools from New

Mexico. A few to mention are Abraham Lincoln High school, Pueblo West

High School, Fountain Fort Carson High School, and Albuquerque Public

High Schools. In this competition they shot 1 x 60standingwhich means

They shot six targets in one position which was standing. In this competition

were fifteen team in total(including North), eleven Precision teams, four

Sporter teams, and 54 shooters overall.

The Sporter team placed 2nd out of 4 teams. The Top shooters were Louis

Ruano, coming in at 2nd place out of 14 individual shooters and Phaedra

Gonzalez, coming in at 4th place.

The Precision team placed 7th out of 11 teams. The Top shooter was Danika

Fitzgerald, coming in at 9th place out of 40 individual shooters. Danika Also

placed 9th out of 54shootersoverall. Congratulations To everyone for their

hard work!

The Second competition the Marksmanship team competed in was the

Rocky Mountain Regional Competition on Dec.3.TheMarksmanship team

competed against high schools from all over the state and a few schools from

New Mexico. Another few schools to mention are A Cueva High School,

VolcanoVistaHigh School, and North ridge High School. They all shot 3 x

20s which is shooting 2 targets in three positions. These Positions Are

standing, prone, and kneeling.





Marksmanship Cont.

This competition had more teams than the competition mentioned

previously. There Are 64 Teams In total(including North), 29 Porter teams,

and 17 Precision teams. In total there were 200 shooters.

The Sporter team placed 10th out of 29 teams. The Top shooter was Luis

Ruano, coming in at 18th place out of 123individual shooters.

The Precision team placed 7th out of 17 teams. The Top shooter was Danika

Fitzgerald, coming in at 11th place out of 77 individual shooters. Danika Also

placed 11th out of 200shootersoverall. Great work Luis and Danika!







 

 

 

 


 

JROTC Holiday Party & Decorations

North JROTC celebrates the end of the semester and the end of 2021!

On Dec. 10th, Cadets volunteered after school to decorate the JROTC room

with lights and Holiday decorations. They simultaneously decorated for the

Holiday Party as well.

 

 the JROTC staff threw a

holiday party for its resilient and

hardworking cadets,

Cadets Played musical chairs, danced,

and had a potluck. They had fruit, pasta,

Korean dumplings, and Banana bread.

The JROTC staff participated in secret

sant as well.

Such a great way to end the semester and

year!

Home of the Heroes Match 2019
Raiders at DNWRO
Denver Rifle Meet #3
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Thanks Giving Basket

 

This year 2021 we chose to donate 4 basket to a beautiful who need it.

Thank you all the cadet who volunteer to help these family out make sure they have a wonderful thanksgiving. All the family where very thankful for what we did for them to the point one family sent a video to share for everyone who made this happen great job!

Drill dynamics 

Color guard and armed drill had some lovely people from DAI come out

to our school to analyzed and teach us new way to help our team approve our skills. 

It was very fun learning all these new tricks as we feel more confident.

Thank you to the people who came out and help us it was amazing time we had and we cant wait to show you in the future that you where right about our potential our team have.

Raider 3rd Competition 

On November 17th, the Raider team had their 3rd Denver raider

competition which consisted of a1200 meter rally race, push ups,

sit ups, pull ups, and a weighted ball throw. 3 teams of boys

competed as well as 2 teams of girls. Results of this competition

should be out by December 6th, Great Work Raiders!

Markmenship Championship

The North Viking Army JROTC  Precision 3 position Air Rifle Team placed 2nd in the Colorado State Championship at Fountain / Fort Carson High School  on Saturday 20 November beating 4 other teams.    Our Very own Mark Semien placed 3rd overall and Danika Fitzgerald placed 7th overall individually in the precision class.    Luis Ruano-Gonzales shot 10th out of 96 individually in the sporter class.   Cheer on your Viking  marksmanship team as they shoot in the Rocky Mountain Regional Championship on 3 December

Flag class to scouts 

Tuesday, 2 November our Color Guard gave a flag class to 9 scouts.  They were very excited and very thankful for the class. As it was very fun for us to teach the 9 scouts all about the flag.

Election Day 

Color guard had a very special event they were able to present on Election day. After 3 year of no Color guard presenting we were able to bring it back, which was very fun for all the members who presented.

   

Cyberpatriot 

The North JROTC CyberPatriot Teams squared off against 3500 other teams from the Airforce, Navy, Marines and Civil Air Patrol JROTCs world wide in round 1 of 3 on Sunday.  This non stop, six hour marathon,  included securing networks on Windows, Server and Ubuntu operating systems, Cisco networking and packet tracer quizzes. For more information about Cyber Patriot see uscyberpatriot.org

Marksmanship 

The North JROTC Marksmanship Teams had a busy weekend shooting in match # 3 of the Denver Centennial League and in the Hall of Heros Cup Match sponsored by Pueblo County HS.  The precision team won the Denver match and placed 2nd in Pueblo.   Mark Semien and Abigail Orozco placed 2 and 4th of 34 individually in the precision division.  Alani Grissop placed 2nd of 74 in the sporter division.  Great work.   Next round is right here at North on. Saturday 30 October.  Come out and cheer on your marksmanship teams. The  first relay starts at 8am. 

Raider comp 

The North Army JROTC Raider teams dominate 11 other teams from Colorado and Wyoming placing FIRST over all  at the Loveland High School JROTC Raider Challenge on Saturday 16 OCT 21.   Events included a 3K cross country run, 1 minutes of push-ups and sit-ups, a wall crossing, a one rope bridge crossing, a 800 meter 100 lb litter carry,  a 200 meter agility course,  a team building exercise called the ledge and tug o war.  Viking Raiders brought first place hardware in the Push-up and sit-ups, rope bridge crossing, the ledge, the agility course and the wall crossing.   Great work Viking Cadets. 

Free lunch 

 During the Ballarat fire mitigation project  trip MAJ Lynch decide on a small competition and who ever won with “saw off”of the trees he will take them to lunch on him at the Mongolian grill in Denver.

Balarate

Balarat was a really fun expirese for the cadet to learn about nature and giving back to the community as they handed sawed some of the dead tress to help clean up and after that going an expoloring on the pro and cons of whiled fires.

Rockie game 

 Color guard performed at the rookie game starting off the game.” we had a really good time expressly being able to go on the field and than getting settled with the other team and we were the loudest out of all of them.

 

Marksmanship 

 

The North Army JROTC precision marksmanship team shot their first round in the National Orion Precision Champions Division against Atrisco Heritage Academy Marine Corp JROTC in Albuquerque, NM on Thursday morning starting at 6:30. the 30th if September.   This match consisted of 40 targets in the standing position shot over 58 minutes and is the first of 7 matches they will shoot against teams from as far away as Kaiserslautern Germany over the next 2 months. Good luck to Mark, Abigail, Danika and Elisabeth.

 

 

 

Color guard 

 

Color guard has performed there first event to start off the year Denver North Color Guard opened the Ceremony for The Colorado Elks Association annual meeting. One of the perks was an AMAZING Filet Mignon and a desert to die for. What a rough event right?

                                                              Start of the new school year 

 

Here is a new start of the new school. Thank you to the marmenship team for starting off the year with a rifle clinic which is for people to learn to take care of their rifles and how to shoot them as well. The safety and discipline while using an air rifle has to be priority one while being arranged. Thank you to everyone that helped put this clinic together for our cadet and use and take care of an air rifle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color Guard Virtual Competition 

The Denver North Army JROTC Color Guard defeated 17 other Color Guards

the state to take the first place trophy at the Colorado State Drill Meet on

16 April 2021.

The Denver North JROTC Raider team competed last week in event number one

of the three parts Denver JROTC Spring Raider Series. 

Our Raider 1 team had placed first with a victory over the 8 other boy teams. Individual awards were given to members Emilio Carrasco, Immanuel Johnson, Jackie Martinez, Marcos Bonilla, Isaiah Fornoff, and Gavin Eaton. Jeffrey Schnebly (second from left) captured a very close 3rd place overall, missing 2nd by 4 points. Our girl team tied for 2nd place overall and ended up in 3rd place with the tiebreaker. Individual awards were given to Allison Jones and Mylee Martinez.

Congratulations to the North Raiders team!

The Marksmanship team had four competitions.

 

Our sporter team went against South and Manual High School and the sporter team was

able to rank 1st overall at South with Suriana Mendez and Katrena Silletto individually placing first at both events. Our precision team competed against Abraham Lincoln High School and West and had ranked 1st overall as Myra Luna was able to individually place first for both events.

Congratulations to the Marksmanship team!

Cyber Patriot Competition 

                          

  North JROTC Cyber Patriots placed 3rd in Colorado (all service teams) in round 2. Cadets

worked on 3 different operating system images to help their "company" make security

decisions to insure the networks were secured.

The Marksmanship team competed in a JROTC league competition.

 Within the country, sporter ranked 33rd and precision ranked 14th. In the CMP

Championship, sporter ranked 28th and precision ranked 32nd among the other

Schools. Our precision team placed in the first 6 places for their team with Myra Luna placing first. The sporter team had also competed against the North region Feb.15-20th, with the team placing second overall. Individual ranks for sporter would be Suriana Mendez in third and Katrina Silletto in fourth.

Congratulations to the North Marksmanship team!




 

                     Raider Competition                 

 

The Raider team placed 2nd overall in this virtual

competition. Emilio Carrasco placed first individually in pull-ups. Air Academy High School "hosted" 7 teams in this for an event test of strength and endurance. Events Included were 4x400 relay, sit-up relay where each Cadet completed 80 sit-ups for time, pull-ups, and the 4 lb

seated ball throw.
 

    Cyberatriot competition 

 

Cyberatriot placed astonishingly with first of 6 Colorado Army teams, 4th of the21

all service teams, and 34 out of the 119 total state teams participating in round 1.

Worldwide, the Vikings placed 13 of 11 5Army teams, and 643 of the 2,480 total

 

 

 

 

 



 

       JROTC Staff Thanksgiving Baskets

            North Army JROTC staff has decided to giveaway Thanksgiving Baskets 

              To families in need. They gave away two baskets to two families.

            Each member of the staff team donated what they could and they all have assembled baskets filled with helpful goods. They contain turkey, ham, apple juice, potatoes, gravy, cookies, bread rolls, soup, canned goods, and cranberry sauce. On 21 November 2020 staff members brought their items to the school, and the baskets will be brought to families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raider Team first virtual competition

 

North Army JROTC Raider Team met on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, for a

"virtual" competition. Hosted by the Southern Colorado Raider League and

the"Cyclones" of Pueblo West High School Army JROTC. Events Included 1

minute of push-ups, 1 minute of sit-ups, a 1-mile run (seen below) followed

by the standing broad jump. The Events Were Graded by SSG Delgado and

SGT Perez from the Lakewood Army Recruiting Station. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LLJ and Forever Jose’s Sanchez World

  Jose was a great cadet and overall was a great person. We lost him, but here are a few words from his family and fellow cadets.

Jose was a great friend, a great brother, a great son, a great cadet, and a great soul and person overall. He was the sweetest most high energy and the goofiest person you can meet his smile is so contagious his laugh was the best sound ever and now I won’t hear that ever again but I know for a fact he would want everyone who knew him to know that he loved them he cared for all of you guys he always put people first before him he was taken so fast from us but everyone has 1 job and that is to keep his spirit alive and always remember him for who he was and how each one of you guys remembered him. We all have a different version of Jose and I'm glad I got to experience years of life with him, that's my baby brother and I’ll forever ride for him. LLJ 4vr Joses World -Sister

 

 

 

 

Military Ball 2020

North JROTC students were very excited for this year's ball; this was the highest turnout the ball has ever had. Students enjoyed a night filled with food, fun, dancing, pictures, and so much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Jones - 2020 Military Ball Commandant

Our very own Cadet Allison Jones won the honor of being the 2020 Military Ball Commandant. Her hard work and exemplary attitude have led her to become one of the top Cadets in our program, as demonstrated through this award. We are so proud of you, Ally!

Congrats 2020 Squad Drill Competition Winners!

Squad Leader Brandon Barranco and his squad members Alani Reynolds and Bela Ortiz placed first in our Battalion Squad Drill Competition. Congratulations to you three, and keep setting the bar high!

Great Job Precision!

North Army JROTC Precision Marksmanship team placed third in the Army JROTC Service Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio this weekend. Mayra Luna placed seventh overall at the individual level. Great work to Precision; you all continue to do amazing things in competition.

 

 

Sporter Secures More BIG VICTORIES!

The North Army JROTC Sporter Marksmanship Team placed 4th in the Western Region and 5th in the Western and South Eastern Region out of 34 teams (160 individuals) in the Army JROTC Service Championships in Chandler, Arizona. Katrena Silletto and Surianna Mendez placed second and sixth, respectively, at the individual level in the western region. Katrena placed fourth out of the Western and South-Eastern Regions. Congratulations to the immense amount of hard work, dedication to success, and high practice ethic that sporter has demonstrated in their outstanding performance. Good luck to Sporter in their next big competition: JROTC All Service Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio!​

Cyber Patriot State Round - Final Results

Our Cyber Patriot teams did some tremendous work this year! Team 1 placed fourth in the All Services Division and reached Platinum Level in Colorado; they were also the first place Army team. Team 1's hard work and dedication led them to be just 18 points shy from third place and qualifying for the National Semi-Finals. Regardless, we are beyond proud of their performance! Overall, Team 1 is ranked 846 out of a total of 3,546 teams nationwide. Team 2 placed sixth in the All Services Division and reached the Gold Level in Colorado. Team 2 was just 22 points away from securing fifth place and qualifying for the National semi-Final round. We are very proud of Team 2, too! Overall, Team 2 is ranked 1,347 out of 3,467 teams nationwide.​

Marksmanship at RMR

On Saturday (December 7th), 40 Sporter and 23 Precision marksmanship teams (300 marksmen in total) from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah assembled in Fort Carson, Colorado to compete shoulder-to-shoulder in the Rocky Mountain Regional Championship and the Colorado State Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Championship.

Denver North JROTC brought home some hardware!

At the CMP, our Sporter team placed first in their division and our Precision team placed fourth in their division. Individually, Katrena Silletto placed second among the Sporter shooters.

At RMR, our Sporter team placed second in their division and our Precision team placed seventh place in their division. Katrena Silletto placed fourth in Age Group 1, Suri Mendez placed third in Age Group 2, Seng Ing placed fourth in Age Group 2, and Nabila Huapaya placed second in Age Group 3.

Congrats to our amazing marksmen on all of their amazing accomplishments.

State Rifle Match Victory

Congratulations to our marksmanship team who placed first overall at the State Rifle Match! Cadets Katrena Silletto and Elena Farell placed first overall in the two-man team division. Cadets Surianna Mendez and Seng Ing placed third overall in the two-man team division. Cadet Silletto placed first overall, Elena Farell placed third overall, and Eva Santistevan placed fifth overall. Great job ladies!

Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, several Cadets from the 3rd Battalion worked to plan and execute a school-wide assembly to pay tribute to our nation's veterans. Many Cadets shared historical wartime events that the United States has been involved in, as well as what Veterans Day meant to each of them. These Cadets were joined by a special guest- a North alumnus of 1966 who was in the Navy for eight years.​

Thank you to all of these Cadets who shared their wise words. More importantly though, thank you to our veterans, for their courage, strength, dedication, and valor.

 

Veterans Day Parade

The 3rd Battalion marched in the 2019 Veterans Day Parade. We were led by Honor Platoon, Color Guard, and the Battalion Staff. Thank you to all of our Cadets for representing North well. 

Bringing Home the Gold - Home of the Heroes Match

Our marksmanship team brought home multiple wins after participating in the Home of the Heroes Match at Pueblo County High School (Oct. 26, 2019). Our sporter team took 1st place overall and our precision team took 4th overall, each team in their respective division. Special shout-out to Cadets Katrena Silletto who took 1st place in sporter, Elena Farell who took 2nd place in sporter, and Mayra Luna who took 4th place in precision.

Go Raiders! DNWRO Comp. Champs

The male Denver North Raider Team took first place overall out of 18 teams at the Denver North West Raider Open this past Saturday on November 2nd. In terms of the specific events, they won first place in the Army Physical Fitness Test, the team pull-up event, the 400-meter litter carry, and they took third place in the standing broad jump. There were a total of 31 teams (18 male and 13 female) from a variety of schools around Colorado. Again, congrats to our male raiders who took gold in the male division.​

 

Help Our Cadet Staff Go to Boston!

​Please help our Cadet Staff raise money for our trip to Boston, Massachusetts this summer! Our staff has been given the special opportunity to spend a week in Boston in June of 2020. During this trip, we will learn about the most historical aspects of America, gain insight into American culture (especially in Boston) as a whole, and have the opportunity to grow and build together as a staff. Our staff is ecstatic to have been given this amazing opportunity. However, with all of this comes a price, quite literally.

Donations of $20 and above would be greatly appreciated. To donate, please get in contact with Major Lynch (rscott_lynch@dpsk12.net) or reach out to any individual on our Cadet Staff (see the "Staff" tab) if you have any questions.

We appreciate your support!

Denver Marksmanship Meet #3 - Vikings Take More Wins!

Once again, our sporter and precision marksmanship teams dominated in competition. At the third Denver Rifle Meet of the school year, the North precision team scored second overall in the precision division. Congratulations to Mayra Luna who took second place individually, and Abigail Orozco who took seventh place individually. The North sporter team finished first overall in the sporter division. Congratulations to Elena Farell who placed first, Katrena Silletto who placed second, Suriana Mendez who placed fourth, and Seng Ing who placed sixth.

Wyoming Raider Meet

Our North Raiders had a blast at the Wyoming Raider Meet. Shoutout to these Cadets for their hard work and continuous dedication to physical fitness.

 

 

 

 

Female Windsor Gardens Speech Competition 2019

Congratulations to Cadet Captain Madison Allen who represented North High School JROTC at the 2019 Female Windsor Gardens Speech Competition. She and nine other Cadets each presented their speeches to a crowd that addressed the following prompt: What does patriotism mean to me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homecoming 2019!

 

Our Cadets had a blast at Homecoming this year! Spirit week leading up to the Homecoming dance was also extremely fun. Congratulations to our very own Cadet Major Bente Bungum for being elected as Homecoming Princess! Pictured: Cadet Captain Allen (Left), Cadet Command Sergeant Major Jones (Right)

North Raider Team Brings Home Multiple Victories at their First Denver Raider Meet

Congrats to the Viking Raiders! At the Denver Raider Meet sponsored by the Colorado Army National Guard, The Viking male team placed first overall in the male division and the Viking female team placed third overall in the female division. Keep it up Raiders!

North Marksmanship Team Dominates at the 1st Denver City League Tournament of the School Year

Congratulations to the North JROTC Marksmanship Team! Out of 18 teams, North's two sporter teams finished first and seventh. Our precision team placed second out of six teams. In addition, Cadets Katrena Silletto, Seng Ing, and Elene Farell placed first, second, and third individually out of 77 competitors.

 

Denver North Staff at the 2019 Commissioning Ceremony

Our Cadet Staff did a great job representing the North JROTC program at this year's Commissioning Ceremony taking place at George Washington High School.

This year's staff is as follows:

Battalion Commander - C/LTC Aaron Singer

Battalion Executive Officer - C/MAJ Bente Bungum

Command Sergeant Major - C/CSM Allison Jones

S-1 - C/2LT Nicolas Carrasco

S-2 - C/2LT Surianna Mendez

S-3 - C/MAJ Katrena Silleto

S-4 - C/2LT Mark Semien

S-5 - C/2LT Manuel Ortiz

S-6 - C/CPT Madison Allen

Your staff is responsible for ensuring the Battalion as a whole is functioning properly in a number of different ways. Don't be afraid to reach out to them with questions!

 

Goodbye and Good Luck to the Class of 2019!

The graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 was held on May 30th at the University of Denver. Our very own Binh Nguyen, Jayden Engbretson, Alicia Lara, Elena Awe, Bella Oakley, Angelina James, and Anthony Corona received their diplomas and are now officially high school graduates! They will move on to attend college or join the military. Congratulations to you all. From beginning to end, the graduation was beautiful and many tears were shed. We'll miss you, seniors!

In addition, thank you to Cadets Allison Jones, Essence Sweetwine, Nicolas Carrasco, Katrena Silleto, and Marcos Bonilla for performing the presentation of the colors at the beginning of the ceremony.

Staff Trip to Washington D.C.

Staff worked very hard to ensure that the JPA Inspection went well, so well that the 3rd Battalion earned a 99% and received the highest score not only in Denver but ranked among the highest in the region. As a reward, the 2018-2019 staff recently went on a trip to Washington D.C. The staff got to experience many aspects of D.C. including visiting war memorials, the Capitol building, multiple museums, eating food from many different cultures, and so much more. The trip was very emotional, to say the least, and it brought all of the staff members closer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viking Female Raiders Place 4th in Denver!

The female Viking Army JROTC Raider Team placed 4th at the annual Denver All City Raider Meet @ Lincoln High School Wednesday afternoon.  Events included a 1-mile run, 200-meter litter carry, HMMWV pull, obstacle, an agility course, and tug-of-war.  Great Job to Bella Oakley, Lilli Gregg, Leslie Orona, and Mylee Martinez.

2019 Military Ball

Many North Cadets attended this year's ball, including our staff. Everyone had a great time with one another during dinner, dancing, and taking pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAIDERS AT PUEBLO!!!

The North JROTC Raider team traveled to Pueblo County High School, Home of the Hornets, on Friday, February 22 to compete in the annual Raider Invitational. 15 Army and Air Force JROTC teams from Colorado and New Mexico competed head-to-head in an obstacle course, 100 Meter HMMWV pull, 1 minute of push-ups and sit-ups, one rope bridge crossing, and a 5K cross country run. North's Team 1 placed 3rd in the one rope bridge crossing and 4th overall. Many of our Raiders had personal best times in the 5K. Great work Viking Raiders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Marksmanship team!

The Denver JROTC Brigade annual marksmanship awards ceremony was held on Thursday afternoon. Your 3rd Battalion “Viking” teams brought home the hardware again. North’s teams and their coach SFC (retired) Aaron Sheppard won 1st and 2nd place team overall Sporter Class and 3rd place overall Precision Class. Elena Ferrell was awarded top shooter Sporter Class, Suri Mendez was awarded top novice shooter Sporter Class and Mayra Luna was awarded 3rd place individual Precision Class. 10 schools in DPS participated with multiple teams in this league. They competed in multiple tournaments throughout the year. Congratulations to these Cadets. Your dedication, hard work, and commitment bring great credit upon yourselves, North High School, and the JROTC program.  Thank you to the Marksmanship team for making our program proud.

Great Job CyberPatriot!

The North High School Army JROTC Cyber Patriot Teams competed in the Colorado State round on Sunday, January 13th. The two teams had 6 hours to solve as many problems and answer as many questions as they could in three different training images in Windows, Ubuntu, and Server operating systems to gain points. Results will be released later in the week. Congratulations to Team 1- Aaron Singer, J Howard Taylor, Willa Polman, Isabella Fernandez, Aaron Perez- and Team 2- Seng Ing, Allison Jones, Gavin Eaton, and Roman Ubias- for their dedication, commitment to excellence, and teamwork in completing the third round this year.  For more information about cyber patriot training and competition visit: uscyberpatriot.org 

THE CADETS PRESENTED THE COLOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER!!!

Cadets Jaden Engbretson, Nicolas Carrasco, Allison Jones, and Marcos Bonilla presented the Colors at the opening of the Duty to God ceremony at the University of Denver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VETERANS CELEBRATION FLATIRONS ACADEMY!

A North Army JROTC Color Guard Team led by Cadet CSM Allison Jones presented the US Colors and gave a flag folding class to 100 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on Friday morning at the Flat Irons Academy Veterans Day Celebration. In attendance were 200 students, staff, and families celebrating and recognizing our nation's Veterans.  

 

 

 

JROTC Cadets on their trip to the University of Wyoming

8 Cadets from the North High School JROTC visited the Cowboy Battalion, Army ROTC @ the University of Wyoming on November 29, 2018.  Elena Ferrell, Benet Bungum, Annabelle Enriquez, Tammy Vigil, Mark Sieman, Destinee McClean, and Annabelle Sanchez received a tour of the campus from a recent graduate of the University 2LT Miller.  The tour included the ROTC area, a dorm room, university library, school of nursing, dining facility, and student union.   

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day Parade

123 Army JROTC Cadets from the North JROTC program marched in the Annual Denver Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, 10 November to acknowledge and honor our Nations's veterans.   Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Binh Nguyen led the Battalion of Cadets in the parade which worked its way around Civic Center Park.  The Viking Cadets all enjoyed pizza and Gatorade afterward.  

 

 

 

 

 

LET'S GOO!! D-NORTH MARKSMANSHIP !!

The Viking Army JROTC Raider, Color Guard, and Marksmanship teams competed in the annual Loveland High School JROTC Combined Skills event on Saturday the 20th of October.   21 Army, Airforce, and Marine Corps JROTC programs from across Colorado and Wyoming competed in this day-long multi-skills event.   Your Viking Army JROTC Cadets placed 3rd overall.   The Viking Marksmanship team brought home the 3rd place trophy in the shooting event.

 

Congratulations Raider Team!

Your North Army JROTC Raider Teams competed in the annual Junior Cadet Raider competition sponsored and run by the Cowboy Battalion, ROTC of the University of Wyoming on Saturday the 6th of October.   The grueling day-long competition consisted of a modified physical fitness test (1-mile run, 1 minute of push-ups, 1 minute of sit-ups), ½ mile 35lb rucksack run, 1 rope bridge crossing, obstacle course, run-dodge-jump, thee leaders reaction lanes (blind soccer,  spider web, minefield) a tour of the U of W campus and a drill and ceremony competition.   The Viking Raiders brought home 1st Place in the physical fitness test, 2nd place in the obstacle course, and 4th in the 35lb rucksack out of 28 Army and Air Force JROTC Raider Teams from Colorado and Wyoming. Their teamwork, sportsmanship, and esprit de corps were amazing and they had fun doing it.  Great Job Viking Raiders!!!!!

 

The North JROTC Color Guard Presented the Color!!

The North Army JROTC Color Guard presented the colors and escorted the daughter of a Korean War Air Force Pilot still listed as “missing in action”,  Friday night, 21 September, at the Idaho Springs Elks Club POW / MIA Recognition Day Ceremony.   

 

Individual Best Female Award!!

Cadet 1st Lieutenant Bente Bungum earned the Runner Up / Best Female Cadet award and plaque.  She was the only Denver Cadet to achieve this standing in the top 4 of 250 Cadets.  Way to go Bente!  

 

JCLC 2018

North Army JROTC Cadets Angelina James, Anthony Corona, Maya Degraff, Aaron Singer, Seng Ing,  Anthony Doung, Jesse Rubald, Bente Bungum, Nickolas Carrasco, Katrina Silletto, and Madison Allen joined 240 other Army and Air Force JROTC Cadets from 20 other schools in Colorado and New Mexico at the week-long Junior Cadet Leadership Camp, 4-8 June, at the Magness Adventure Camp, Kiowa CO.   Activities included obstacle courses, leaders reaction courses, canoeing, orienteering, first aid, physical cadet challenges, tug o war and everyone’s favorite event, repelling.  Our cadets performed superbly and represented North Vikings extremely well, with each bringing home numerous medals for outstanding performance and leadership.

 

CONGRATULATIONS CADETS!!

At the Orienteering Event that took place at Fox Run Park, the North Male Raider team placed third, and Cadet Angelina James placed 3rd in the overall female category. Congratulations to you all.

 

Denver Raider team wins 3rd Overall in Orlando

Marco Coronado, from North Army JROTC, and 10 other Cadets from Denver (Abraham Lincoln, West, and George Washington High schools) placed 3rd overall at the National JROTC Physical Fitness Competition in Orlando, FL on Saturday, 5 May.  Awesome Job!!!!

 

The North Army JROTC Raiders placed 3rd

The North Army JROTC Raiders placed 3rd in the Army Physical Fitness test event (2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups, and a 2-mile run) as well as the cross fit event at the 1st annual North/West Raider open on Saturday 28 April at the West High School. Other events included the HMMWV pull, the standing broad jump, team pull-up competition, 400-meter litter carry, and a mystery event.

 

Raider Team in Canon City

North’s JROTC Raider team braved temperatures in the mid to high 20s on Saturday, April 7th to compete with 90 other Cadets from schools around Colorado in the 10 annual Canon City Eco Raider Challenge. Cadets Aaron Singer, Marco Coronado, Anthony Dyoung, Issac Daly, Nicolas Carrasco, and Daniel DeHerrera brought home 2nd place trophies in the 2-minute sit-up event and orienteering event. Other events in the competition included 2 push-up, a 100-meter stretcher carry, team HMMWV pull, and 5 Kilometer cross country run.

 

Colorado State Capitol

The North Army JROTC Color Guard was invited by Representative Paul Rosenthal to present the Colors during the opening of the session at the State Capitol Thursday morning in Denver.  Cadets Jaden Engebertson, Dylon Santon, Allison Jones, and Katrena Silletto presented the colors and met several Colorado State Representatives.  Well done Vikings.

 

Denver City Raider Competition

Viking Raiders place 2nd in the Brigade Raider Challenge 1 mile run on Wednesday, March 21st. Other events included an HMMWV pull, 400-yard litter carry, Tire Flip, and obstacle course.

 

Individual Drill Down Winner

On March 17th at the All-City Competition, our very own Nicolas Carrasco placed 3rd in the brigade representing North LET 1's.  We are extremely proud of this first-year Cadet!

 

21On March 17th, North High School's Freshman Drill Team took second in the Brigade at the All-City Competition. Congratulations! 

 

Military Ball

On Friday, Cadets from North High School attended the annual Military Ball. The event was an absolute success for all attending!

 

Raider Team!

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jeraldy Ramos led the North JROTC Raider Team in earning a 2nd place trophy in the HMMWV pull and 3rd place trophy in the tire flip event on Friday the 2nd of March at the Pueblo County Raider meet.  Cadets Aaron Singer, William Quintana, Anthony Doung, Issac Daly, Daniel Heherra, Jesse Rubald, Anthony Corona, and Francisco Adame all competed. Other events included a 5K cross county-run, 1 minute of push-ups and 1 minute of sit-ups, crossing a single-rope bridge, and a 400 meter 160-pound litter carry. The Vikings finished 4th overall. 

 

Bright Future!

Congratulations to our very own Captain Dylon Swanton who enlisted in the Navy this year. We wish you luck and are all very proud. 

 

Cyber Patriot!

North's two Cyber Patriot teams advanced to the semi-final round of the National Cyber Patriot Competition. The two teams placed first and third in the state. Congrats!