Most Outstanding NJROTC


NJROTC leadership members accept the Most Outstanding Unit award.

Emma Tetreault, Staff Member

As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) took one more final win. Justin Pavelko, Destiny Callahan, Bethany Crow, and Mia Davis were the top four officers who got to travel to the Naval Aviation Station (NAS) to accept the “Most Outstanding Unit” in the nation award. This is the single highest award that an NJROTC program can receive.

Operations Officer Justin Pavelko said, “It was a lot of hours, morning and afternoons, spent studying, practicing, and grinding.”  Pavelko was honored to be part of the group who received the award. “It brought us closer together; this is not only a team, but a family,” Pavelko said.

There are over 600 Navy JROTC programs across the nation, and each year the units are graded in every aspect of their program incuding GPA, graduation percentage, community service, school involvement, academic team, athletic team, drill teams, orienteering team, marksmanship team, leadership camps, fitness test pass percentage, and honor roll percentage.

Commanding Officer Bethany Crow was an integral part of the success of the program. “I am extremely proud of this team. It took many long and sometime stressful hours, but it was all worth it in the end,” Crow said. Crow and the other three officers are a prime example of dedication to their team. “Just thinking about how close this team must be to reach this goal is amazing. And I’m excited to be working again this year to get this award for the third time ever,” Crow said.