Cadet Kyle Abramamson is shown shaking the hand of Greg Riehl, a Vietnam veteran and retired Policeman. Greg, by the way, is a member of the SAR Color Guard.
Located on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington, the Wellpinit School District serves students in K-12th grades. There are approximately 600 students who are registered with the district. The student body is 95% Native American, the majority of which are from the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
The Wellpinit JROTC Progam lists the following objectives for its cadets:
"To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship."
"To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing."
"To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health."
"To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities."
"To develop mental management abilities."
"To become familiar with military history as it relates to America's culture, and understand the history, purpose, and structure of military services."
"To develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team."
Wellpinit High School has a very active JROTC program. Visit the School District website by clicking the button below. Also, be sure to visit the Spokane Tribal Network website.