Many co-curricular activities are available to JROTC cadets.


A competitive team and a club team shoot weekly at 10 and 15 meter targets and participate in NASP sponsored and JROTC Archery competitions.

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.

Cyber Patriot

Trains and inspires cadets to pursue careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines critical to our nation’s future. ​ At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation’s largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks.

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.

Aerial Drones

Coming soon, CDH JROTC will field a competive RADC Aerial Drone Team that will learn about drones, flight principles and programming, to compete against other schools and JROTC programs in regional and national competitions.

Flight Club

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.

Honor Guard

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.

JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl

JLAB is an all-service national leadership and academic knowledge competition that culminates in the Level III JLAB Championship at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC!

Orienteering Team

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.

Rifle Team

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.


SFC Brittany Thingvold

MSG Ken Peloski

SGM Dave Berrisford

COL Joe Scrocca