The cadets of the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) honored our Nation by participating in two patriotic events. They carried an oversized flag in the Michigan City Patriotic Parade on June 29 with the help of the Michigan City Police Department summer campers. They also marched in the LaPorte Independence Day Parade on July 4th. Additionally in June, the cadets provided the Color Guard for the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association convention at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City and assisted the Salvation Army in a fundraiser. 
Cadets have been working over the summer to improve their military drill skills for the upcoming year. Four cadets will be attending a drill camp at Texas A&M University from July 7th-13th. The camp, to include the round-trip flight, will not cost MCHS or the cadets anything. It is completely funded by the Marine Corps. Additionally, three more cadets will attend a Senior Leadership Camp in Pennsylvania from July 21st-28th. Similarly, this camp is also fully funded by the Marine Corps. 
The capstone event for the cadets’ summer activities will be to assist in the preparation and running of the Back-To-School Rally on August 8th. This is an opportunity for Michigan City Area School students to obtain free school supplies donated by generous stores In Michigan City.