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An Athens High School Junior in JROTC Program 'Makes History' by Becoming State President for Alabama JROTC Programs

Zack Love

One student enrolled in the JROTC program at Athens High School has made school history after his recent accomplishment of becoming "the first cadet from the school to be elected as the state president for Alabama JROTC programs."
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A junior at Athens High School has quite an accomplishment as he makes school history with his recent appointment, which will go into effect in the new school year starting in August 2023. He is a proud Athens Gold Eagle and serves his school and community well.

WHNT News 19 reported that Tahjee' Nelson has become "the first cadet from the school to be elected as the state president for Alabama JROTC programs."

JROTC stands for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and is a Federal program found in high schools, and is sponsored by the U.S. Army.
Presentation of Tahjee' NelsonPhoto byTahjee Nelson (Facebook)

Tahjee' Nelson spoke to News 19 about the duties and responsibilities of his new position.

He said:

“My job is not only to conduct the duties of the state president or to help lead the battalion, but it’s also to pave the way for the future cadets and the future officers.” -Tahjee' Nelson (Source: WHNT News 19)

Athens Golden Eagles JROTC Instructor James Chambers is very proud of his accomplishment.

He said:

“Seeing him and just seeing the potential I know he’s going to be very successful in whatever he chooses to do." -James Chambers, Athens Golden Eagles JROTC Instructor (Source: WHNT News 19)

Tahjee' Nelson Honors his Mother with his Outstanding Character
Tahjee' NelsonPhoto byWHNT News 19

Tahjee' Nelson is already a role model for others at such a young age, and has a bright future ahead of him, thanks in part to his mom.

Tahjee' Nelson gives a lot of credit to his mother for the upbringing and character he had today.

He said:

“She has to keep a certain structure in our household, yes ma’am no ma’am those manners they play a big part in your life if someone does something thank you, please, those manners go a long way.” -Tahjee' Nelson (Source: WHNT News 19)

Please help me in congratulating this outstanding young man for his appointment as the state president of Alabama JROTC programs in the Fall. He has such a bright future, and already demonstrates he is a leader at school and in his community and will serve our nation well should he choose to pursue a career in the U.S. Army.

Please share this positive article on social media and help congratulate Tahjee' Nelson in the North Alabama community.


Athens City Schools official website.

Burke, Darryl. "Athens High School JROTC student makes history." WHNT News 19. 17 March 2023.

City of Athens, AL official Facebook account.

City of Athens, AL official Twitter account.

Tahjee Nelson Facebook account.

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