Print    Close This Window
Washingtonville JROTC Heads to Dorney Park for Halloween Haunt
     On Friday, 27 October, the cadets loaded the bus for the two-and-a-half-hour trek to partake in the annual Halloween Haunt Night hosted by Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. The cadets took advantage of riding multiple roller coasters, being dropped from the sky on rides like the “Dominator” and “Demon Drop,” eating enough funnel cake and other junk food to feed a small army, and subjecting themselves to negotiate several of the haunted houses throughout the park. The night was cool, and the manmade fog was thick, but the students were full of warmth that was fueled by the thrill, laughter, comradery, and scary costume covered employees that make this event the cadets want to return to year after year. Cadets Maria DeRosas, Kyle Thompson, Tony Mantali, Alyssa Chamberlin, and Veronica Bernard all agreed that this was hands down the funnest activity the JROTC has done so far this school year and cannot wait to do it again next year. Event their Army Instructor, Chief Brickel, enjoyed his fifth year on this annual trip to Dorney Park because the cadets are so respectful and well behaved. “Having students who respect authority [their instructor and chaperones] and look after each other make this event an enjoyable experience. I am so proud of how they carry and conduct themselves in public and represent the values that are taught and reinforced in their JROTC class.” All the cadets had an amazing time and are now preparing to host their annual drill meet on 04 November 2017, against 10 other schools in one of the nine separate drill events. All are invited and welcome to come watch and support their local Washingtonville JROTC Cadets compete against other programs from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. The meet starts at 8:00 AM on the 4th of November.