Lawton JROTC keeps the local community clean

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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – MacArthur JROTC High School volunteered its time Friday to pick up trash along Gore Boulevard to help the community.

Cadets passed the street from the corner of Southeast 45th Street to Flower Mound Road last year, their goal is to ensure the road is free of litter.

Two groups of around 50 or 60 cadets donned orange vests and grabbed a trash bag and took to the streets.

Battalion Commander Jeslyn Hanza said this is just one of many community projects they do throughout the year.

“JROTC does a lot of community service, we clean stadiums, we’ve helped out at Frontier City before,” she said. “We really appreciate community service. It’s a chance for cadets who are in different class times who wouldn’t normally interact to come together at these events. Make new friends, new experiences, they earn promotion points to get leadership opportunities.

Hanza said community service has always been something she has enjoyed.

“Personally, I like to help a lot. You know, it’s kind of like I’m scratching your back, you’re scratching mine,” Hanza said. “So when the community or organizations help us, we like to help. Like we help at the Veterans Center, things like that to help those people.

If someone in an organization would like to adopt their own street in Lawton, they can visit the website for more information.

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