As a well-rounded honors student, Zhanelle Murph encompasses excellence in her actions. On campus, she is part of the weightlifting team and JROTC, (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps), a military academy offered at many high schools.
She believes her experience in JROTC shaped who she is today. “My experience with JROTC made me more disciplined and set me on the right path,” Murph stated. She is currently a Command Sergeant Major; her role is to be a leader and make sure everyone is doing what they are supposed to.
JROTC’s mission is to motivate children to become better citizens. “I remember one time a girl wanted to give up in PT but the other students helped her push through it,” Murph said. She believes that they all share a close bond and motivate each other to do their best.
“All of the JROTC instructors are like father figures to me,” she said.
She recommends joining JROTC because students get to know each other better, learn how to be a leader and keep a good attitude. Some events that Murph participated in through the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program involved the JROTC Parades and the Military Ball. Murph wants to further her participation in the military and go into the Air Force in the future.