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North JROTC claims national honors
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Forsyth County News

The North Forsyth High School Marine Corps JROTC was recently selected as a National Naval Honor School for the third consecutive year.

According to a release from the Forsyth County school system, the Naval Honor School title is awarded to the top 20 percent of Navy and Marine Corps JROTC units in the country.

"Receiving the Naval Honor School award for three straight years is a tremendous achievement," said Maj. Mac Kelly, the senior Marine instructor. "The awards board considered all aspects of the MCJROTC program in determining the winners.

"Inspections, unit activities, community involvement, cadet grades and unit achievements were all variables that contributed to making our North Forsyth unit a winner."

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Snook agreed with Kelly, adding that "this year's freshman class is the strongest we've seen in 12 years."

"They are already attentive, focused and ambitious," Snook said.