Willcox Central Cadets came out in large numbers on Saturday, September 17th, to make the city and highways look better for our community. Cadet Jalyssia Westry spearheaded and was project officer for the event. She did a superb job. Thirty Three cadets braved the rain, tall grass, and fast moving cars to collect over 25 bags of garbage littering the highway. Though it was a Saturday, they were in good spirits and practiced safety the entire route of over 1.5 miles. They met with dogs, a snake, and armadillos. Armed with gloves, pickup sticks, trash bags and earbuds, they cleaned the area with little incident. The cadets involved included Cadets Zataria Mason, Erica Martin, Keshonda Seltzer, William Shaw, Jerri Thomas, Temeasha Martin, Katelyn Harris, Shetoria Dale, Amber Bonner, Kanasja Mason, Theotis White, Chassity Atwood, Ziteria Robinson, Jalen Powell, Shadarica Sigler, DeMarcus Baldwin, LaKelvin Manzie, Nyquan Higgenbottom, Timneisha Young, Kierra Smith, Laterrica Dukes, Shamya Mason, Louis Shamburger, Justin McMillian, Shanequa Blackman, Britney Bridges, Saria Pritchett, Jakethia Southall, Shondranika Young, Quayshan Rondelson, and Anthony Allen.
Special thanks to Mr. Bennett of the Alabama Department of Transportation for his continued support, Ms. Westry and her outstanding support in providing a truck for moving the bags of trash, food for the cadets and serving the cadets. Also thanks to Cadet Shamya Mason who acquired an additional truck from her father. The support of the parents in this activity made it one of the best events ever. Congratulations to the AFJROTC and their community service efforts.