Many co-curricular activities are available to JROTC cadets.
Color Guard Cadets
Members march with mock rifles, sabers, school flag, state flag and national colors to present during ceremonies and events such as varsity sports, alumni banquets, parades, graduations, etc. They are ambassadors to the community. They also compete against other JROTC color guards.
Precision Drill Team
The purpose of armed precision drill is to enable a team to move from one place to another in an orderly manner while carrying mock weapons. The drill commands aid in training by instilling habits of precision, memorization, discipline and attention to detail. They perform at school functions and community events.
Students learn by touring various aviation activities such as control towers, aircraft maintenance, flight operations and local museums. When available, they experience C130 and helicopter flights.
Our Honor Guard members attend various events and may serve as greeters, ushers and servers. Some of these events include, alumni/alumnae banquets, Parents' Association events, baccalaureate mass, graduation and many wakes and funerals. All students in the Honor Guard are the face of CDH.
Orienteering is a sport in which people use a map and compass to navigate from point to point as accurately and quickly as they can. It helps develop spatial, kinesthetic and natural intelligences. Cadets compete in the local JROTC conference.
Regulation Drill Team
The purpose of drill is to enable a unit to move in precision from one place to another in an orderly manner by using up to 80 commands. They compete in several JROTC competitions, including the CDH Upper Midwest Challenge held every February.
Air Rifle team is a varsity sport managed through JROTC Department. The sport emphasizes hand/eye coordination. The athletes utilize a .177 caliber air rifle. The team competes in local, postal, and regional competitions.
Upper Midwest JROTC Challenge
Every year since 1990, the Raider Brigade has held its annual Upper Midwest JROTC Challenge. Schools come from all over the northern tier of the Midwest to include the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Normally held on the first Friday in February, more than 300 cadets from Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine JROTC compete in drill, knowledge, and athletic events. All parents and members of the CDH community are welcome to attend, there is no cost. We look forward to seeing you.