The Military Ball was yet again an elegant experience for the JROTC members at East Forsyth High School.
The Military Ball is somewhat like prom, but it is for JROTC members from around the county. Ladies wear prom dresses while guys wear their formal uniforms. It is held at a Greek Orthodox Church and fits more than 500 people.
Many things happened at the Military Ball according to LTC Walter McCormick, “There are formal presentations of colors. Awards in four events that include Color Guard, Drill, Radar, and Rifle. The group that won for East was the Rifle team; they won a Brigade trophy!”
Sarah Holder (’16) is a Cadet Colonel, which is the highest ranking cadet over the entire program for Forsyth County as Brigade Commander. She will be at this year’s head table and will introduce everyone to the ball. Holder is also very thrilled to have the honor of giving a speech to over 500 people.
McCormick believes that the Military Ball is “a great opportunity for cadets to get a Military Formal experience, because it’s cheaper than prom and includes a meal.”
Many of those who went were excited for the food and dancing. Austen Clark (‘16) stated, “I was most excited to spend the afternoon with all of my JROTC friends…The best part of Military Ball would be the memories that I make, we get to have a full course dinner and afterwards we turn the lights off and get the music going and dance the rest of the night.”
Overall the ball was a hit and all JROTC students enjoyed themselves and the night was filled with awards and dancing!