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SSS NJROTC Students Participate in Adopt-A-Highway

The Smithfield-Selma High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) recently conducted their quarterly Adopt-A-Highway program and community service event.

The NJROTC program focuses on Citizen Development, and their stated mission is to instill in students in United States secondary education institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.  It also focuses on giving back to the community through volunteerism and community service.

Over 30 NJROTC Cadets gave back to their community by participating in a clean up of  Durwood Stepehneson Highway and Booker Dairy Road in Smithfield, NC.  The students were able to collect 22 bags of litter to help beautify the city and feel a sense of accomplishment in helping keep the roads clean.  They also earned and were awarded a Community Service ribbon by attaining 3 hours of community service that they now can wear on their NJROTC uniform.

Master Chief Matthew Deschamps said, "Community service activities like this help our young adults develop a sense of responsibility towards their neighbors and community."