ML JROTC program helps prepare students for tomorrow
On Thursday mornings, the sound of marching can be heard from the Medical Lake High School gym. These are students in MLHS JROTC program and Thursday is "drill day".
ML's JROTC program is one of the few in eastern Washington that provides students with an aspect into the military.
Students in each class begin the session by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, with two leaders taking attendance. Col. Lyle Powell or CmSgt. Al McGowan handle the classroom instruction. In class, students learn aerospace, aviation history, aerospace and global awareness.
According to Powell, on "drill day,"stu...