2016-04-27 / Front Page

Francis Lewis H.S. Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of JROTC

Cadets of Francis Lewis High School participated in record breaking fun with 300 participants for the 100th anniversary of the JROTC.  Cadets of Francis Lewis High School participated in record breaking fun with 300 participants for the 100th anniversary of the JROTC. Francis Lewis High School Junior ROTC participated in the 5k Fun Run held across the country to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

A record was on the line of having the most participants in a 5k fun run. More than 37,000 runners participated in the event across the US, starting simultaneously around 1100 (EDT).

The run was held at Francis Lewis High School with around 300 participants. It included JROTC cadets from Francis Lewis and ROTC cadets from St. John’s University and City University of New York.

It wasn’t a typical 5k “run” because it involved obstacle courses such as a 15-foot wall, low crawl, tires and a vault. There were three different waves the serious competitors, the fun runners and the walkers. The first three runners that crossed the finish line for the competitive wave were awarded medals.

“The run was tough and challenging but definitely rewarding and worth while. Not to mention all of the memories that I now have because of this day,” commented cadet Andrew Quintero on his participation as a part of the fun runners wave.

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