EAST BEND — On Sept. 23, the 65 JROTC cadets from Forbush High School made a commitment to their community by participating North Carolina’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
Adopt-A-Highway is an event where the cadets participate in the clean up of their assigned area, a two-mile stretch of Falcon Road near the high school. The event took place during the school day and consisted of first, second, and fourth period JROTC classes. The cadets were able to collect up about 12 bags of trash and recyclables off of both sides of Falcon Road. The road stretches from “Old 421 Road” to Mt. Carmel Church Road. The cadets walked a total of four miles along both sides of the road.
Why do the cadets do it? Cadet 2nd Lt. Weston Edwards said, “It’s a good event for the community. It helps a lot with cleaning the environment.”
How does it make them feel? Cadet Lt. Col. Adam Dzeskewics said, “It makes me against littering when I have to pick it up.”
The Forbush JROTC cadets will take to the road again in the spring as part of their ongoing efforts in their numerous community service projects.