SALINA, Kan., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. John's Military School 125th Corps of Cadets completed its Annual Formal Inspection on Monday, April 22, earning a perfect score of 1,000 points for the first time in the school's history.
"A perfect score is rarely achieved," said Andy England, St. John's Military School president. "In the past our boys have scored 999 out of a possible 1,000 points, but this is unprecedented. It is a great accomplishment for these young men who prepared so intensely and for the school."
The annual inspection is a major evaluation of all phases of St. John's Military School's U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program, including a formal Command and Staff Briefing, demonstration of JROTC knowledge and skill, an in-ranks personal appearance inspection of each cadet, to include their performance in the Color Guard and Precision Drill Team, culminating in a military pass in review.
To qualify as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction, a school must earn a minimum of 950 out of a possible 1,000 points. St. John's Military School has earned this designation for more than 20 consecutive years. It permits St. John's to make up to three recommendations to each of the service academies: United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, and United States Air Force Academy.
Lead inspector was Capt. Christopher J. Loftus, HHC Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division, Ft. Riley. Loftus said, "I know the hard work that goes into preparing for a day like today. The pass in review was one of the best I have ever seen. I was very impressed with the cadets and the professionalism of the school and it was both an honor and a privilege to inspect the 125th Corps of Cadets."
St. John's Military School is a private college preparatory school for young men in the sixth grade to 12th grade. The student to teacher ratio is 10 to one and the school is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The caring people of St. John's inspire young men to prepare themselves for a better future by accomplishing more than they might think possible.
SOURCE St. John's Military School