December 14, 2018
Cy-Fair AFJROTC cadets collected 2,281 canned goods to donate to area organizations and charities, surpassed not only last year’s total of more than 1,500, but also their current goal of 2,000. Cadets are responsible for organizing and executing community service projects and events throughout the school year, with the can drive an annual event for two weeks in November.
Dec. 14, 2018—The Cy-Fair High School AFJROTC has once again surpassed its goals for not only its annual collecting of canned good but the combined community service hours for the cadets.
The unit set a goal to collect 2,000 cans from Nov. 5-18 and donate them to several organizations and charities. The number was double from a year ago, when the AFJROTC set out to collect 1,000 before eventually totaling more than 1,500 cans.
Cadets are responsible for organizing and executing community service projects and events throughout the school year, with the can drive being an annual service event in November. A friendly competition among each class period challenges everyone and helps them reach the overall total.
And once again, the unit, which features cadets from both Cy-Fair and Bridgeland high schools, met their challenge.
They collected 2,281 cans to donate.
“We set a goal each year and our cadets always exceed what we set to collect,” said Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Hannah Kuntz, the Cy-Fair AFJROTC Corps Command Chief. “Helping give back to the community and the number of families we can help feed is the best reward.”
The cadets are also well ahead of last year’s pace in terms of total community service hours. They performed more than 1,800 hours during the 2017-2018 school year.
“The cadets may just be teenagers but when they set their mind to accomplishing a task, there is nothing that can stop them,” said Capt. Scott Thomas, Cy-Fair senior aerospace instructor. “Our cadets from Cy-Fair and Bridgeland high schools are a force to be reckoned with. In fact, Cadet Kuntz donated 200 cans herself. Her actions along with the entire cadet corps truly show what it is to be student leaders.”