We launched the 8th Grade NJROTC pilot program this summer. The interest has been excellent, and it continues to grow quickly. The counselors are working diligently with the students to balance their educational requirements with their elective desires so that all interested students can participate. We are currently working with 6 in person, and 1 virtual middle school cadets. The cadets are learning to march, rifle manual of arms, physical fitness, and military studies. The cadets have volunteered for several events such as the last high school football game flag running detail, the band UIL competition and most importantly the Morales middle school Veterans day flag raising ceremony. The Morales middle school cadets have merged with the high school program seamlessly, and are growing in numbers as the weeks continue.