When they weren’t busy marching or serving as the honor guard in one of the many fall festival parades held throughout Letcher County in September, members of Letcher County Central High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program were out performing tasks to benefit the community. Pictured above are a group of cadets who took a pause from cleaning up roadside litter left behind by adults. Pictured above are (front row, from left) Caleb Johnson, Jason Adams, Kody King, Austin Adams, Randy Shepherd, Luke Little, Kylee Sandlin, Emily Collier, Gracie Hall, (middle row, from left) Zack Kiser, Sam Rittenhouse, Courtney Browning, Madison Adams, Jake Billick, Branden Boggs, parent Tom King, (back row, from left) teacher Blake Mason, Taylor Hall, Allison Caudill, Nick Vance, Haley Murphy, Jacquelin Webb, Amara Martin, Dalton Werley, Steven Collins, Malachi Monroe, James Stidham, Jarad Chavis, Ethan Partin, and JROTC instructor Michael Sexton. (Photos by Damaris Sexton)
In the photo above, members of Letcher County Central JROTC performed before an LCC football game September 30, during which military veterans were honored. Both the armed and unarmed drill teams performed at the game during halftime. Before the game, cadets ran from Long John Silvers to the high school, totaling 3.5 miles, with the game ball. The run was sponsored by Long John Silver’s and raised $400 for the Letcher County Veteran’s Museum.