Pisgah Navy ROTC ranked No. 2 in state

May 07, 2013
Photo by: Donated photos Pictured above, World War II veteran Paul Willis (93) presents the Military Order Of World Wars Medal to freshman Julie Minervini (15). Below, Commander Mike Weaver, senior instructor announces awards. At bottom, Chief Long, instructor, awards senior Kevin Hall (18) the 'Most Improved Cadet' medal.

The Pisgah Navy ROTC has been ranked as the No. 2 Navy ROTC in the State of North Carolina for the school year 2012-13.  Pisgah ROTC continues to excel and once again was awarded the coveted National “Distinguished Unit” award for the 19th year in a row.  It is believed to be the longest winning record in the U. S. for a Navy JROTC.

The unit also placed in the top 10 percent in the nation two years in a row on the National Academic Exam. The unit has amassed more than 3,000 community service hours and had record numbers last year with an enrollment of approximately 150 students.

The awards ceremony held April 19 culminated in more than 300 awards presented to students in a packed Pisgah High auditorium.

“We are setting the bar very high next year…we are going to make a run on both the NC and SC State JROTC Championships next year,” said Commander Mike Weaver, senior instructor.