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Keweenaw Lions Club donates to JROTC

The Keweenaw Lions Club presented Major Michael Farley, Maddie Longer-Harrer and Zach Vaitkevicius with a $350 check for Calumet High School JROTC. JROTC has many funding needs, including uniforms, equipment and competition travel. With inconsistent resources from Washington, their own fundraising efforts are critical to the success of the program.

Major Farley, Maddie and Zach made a presentation to the Keweenaw Lions Club on Feb. 3, outlining the JROTC program in Calumet, their mission, activities and achievements. The group stated that the JROTC mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. This is achieved through a focus on leadership, academics and responsibility. JROTC involves 98 students at Calumet with activities beginning at 6 a.m. and going well into the evening with allowance for students to also find time for their studies and other pursuits. It was extremely clear to the Lions Club audience that JROTC has a very positive impact on these students as they exhibited a high degree of self-esteem and confidence as they made their presentation. To help support JROTC, please contact Calumet High School.

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