In high school, I decided to take a different route. I joined the JROTC department and became a member of the First For Freedom Battalion. Originally, I had joined JROTC to get out of doing P.E. in high school. After my first month though, I was so devoted to the program. It gave me leadership opportunities that I had never had before, and I created friendships with people I never thought I would ever interact with. Most important of all, it helped me find my inner leader and develop my leadership skills. By the end of high school, I was one of the top ranked cadets in the program and was the Co-Captain of the best drill team in Hamilton County. Whenever I think back to high school, it was ALL about JROTC for me.