Thursday, March 25, 2010


On Thursday, March 11th, the Greenville High School NJROTC unit hosted their annual Change in Command and Pass and Review Ceremony and Inspection. The inspection and review ceremony was completed by the Area Three Manager CDR George Clifford from Naval Station Great Lakes along with honored guest Superintendent Ms. Susie Riegle. The inspection is done annually to insure the NJROTC program is operating fiscally responsible and for the benefit of the community. The ninety-nine cadets were formed up in the main gym into four different platoons led by Cadet Chelsea Buzard (Alpha Platoon), Cadet Dustin Frederick (Bravo Platoon), Cadet Ben Green (Charlie Platoon), and Cadet Ben Mendenhall (Delta Platoon). After getting into formation, Commander George Clifford inspected the cadets by ranks for personal appearance and military knowledge. Commander Clifford then attended the executive staff meeting were the Cadet Leaders presented a power point presentation about the units achievements and goals, along with personal achievements and goals. The cadets were then organized into four drill platoons for the afternoon Pass and Review to demonstrate basic drill movements for Commander George Clifford and Superintendant Ms. Susie Riegle. The Cadet Command Master Chief, Sharon Kissinger, delivered Alpha platoon’s guidon for the change of command from Cadet Jeremy Guissemen to Cadet James Valentine. Congratulations go to the following cadets who obtained a perfect score on their military inspection; Cadet Tyler Neff: NS1, Cadet William Compton: NS1, Cadet Chad Denman: NS1, Cadet Samantha Schmidt: NS1 Cadet Sharon Kissinger: NS2, Cadet Joey Adams: NS1, Cadet Ben Mendenhall: NS2, Cadet Jessica Jones: NS2 Cadet Kasey Simons: NS3, Cadet Elizabeth Trepanier: NS1, Cadet Justin Nickell: NS4 Cadet Chelsea Buzard: NS3 2nd award, Cadet Patrick Lockhart: NS4 2nd award. Congratulations also go to Cadet James Valentine for earning the Cadet Achievement Award for superior performance of duty in creating the NJROTC web site while serving as Public Affairs Officer for the unit. The day was concluded with the cadets marching past CDR Clifford and Superintendant Ms. Susie Riegle in a show of respect for their authority and support.

Hive Five Winner for the Week

Merle Norman is this month's Wave Wednesday's High Five for Wave Pride winner. They are proud to be a part of the on going effort to increase Wave Pride through window diplays and wearing green. Pictured with Merle Norman owner, Linda Wampler, are Scott Ward of WTGR and Susie Riegle, Greenville City Schools Superintendent.

Merle Norman will receive a pizza party donated by Marco's Pizza as a thank you for their community spirit. To get involved, please contact Greenville Schools at 548-3185.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


The 2nd Annual G.H.S. Alumni Association Open House 6:30 PM to 9:00PM MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010 at G. H. S. CAFETERIA

Waves of Pride

Waves of Pride
Join our school community for our Annual Waves of Pride featuring projects, art and musical performances from students of all grades. Located at the high school, Thursday, March 25th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

No need to fix dinner - purchase your spaghetti dinner tickets at the high school - they will be serving from 5:30-7:00 pm. Dinner & wonderful entertainment - can't go wrong this Thursday - come join us for an evening of achievement!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Twelve NJROTC cadets along with two chaperones attended the Marine Corps Mini Boot camp at Parris island South Carolina. Following a 13 hour car ride to the island, the cadets met their drill instructor for the week, SGT Moss and were ordered to make their racks and store their belongings in small footlockers. On day 2, the cadets awoke to their first full day which started with a visit to the track and a early morning workout and run. The Cadets also visited the Marine Corps Museum which tells the history of the United States Marine Corp since it's creation in 1775 to present day. The Cadets were then instructed by their Drill Instructor on the Marine Corps and Navy core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. The Cadets were also allowed to observe Marine Corps Marksmanship training. The remainder of the day was spent with the Drill Instructor helping GHS NJROTC Drill team prepare for the remainder of their drill season. On day 3, the cadets were joined by a Marine JROTC unit from Beaufort, South Carolina and trained on rappelling techniques and allowed to repel off of a 60 ft tower. The cadets were then paired with the Marine Cadets into teams of 10 and were given team building exercises to do that required both physical strength as well as mental problem solving. The Cadets finished the day with a visit to the on base beach. On day 4, the cadets were joined by a Navy JROTC unit from Columbia, South Carolina and were permitted to shoot the M16 Rifle Simulator. The two groups of Cadets then went to the Confidence Course which is a series of tasks that tests the recruits confidence both mentally and physically as they scale walls and use ropes to jump or climb over obstacles. The cadets then were challenged to complete the same obstacle course Marine Recruits are required to complete before graduation. The Cadets were also allowed to go to the receiving station where the famous yellow footprints are and Marine training really begins. The last day was spent packing and after attending a Marine Graduation the Cadets made the trip back to Greenville.

1st Picture
Greenville NJROTC Experience Marine Corps Boot Camp
L to R Kasey Simmons, Sharon Kissinger, Justin Nickell, Patrick Lockhart, Jessica Bowers, Ben Mendenhall, Austin Bradley, Sharon Maas, Maggie Pepple, Colton Forte, Chelsea Buzard, Sgt Moss (USMC), James Valentine.

2nd picture
Cadet Austin Bradley takes on Marine Corps repelling

Friday, March 5, 2010


Congratulations to Kandis Garland and Alyssa Comer on qualifying for the OHSAA State Bowling Tournament. Good Luck! GO WAVE!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

WAVE Wrestling Team Finishes 2nd at Districts

The Greenville High School Wrestling Team finished 2nd as a team at the District Tournament for the 2nd year in a row. Placing for the Wave and qualifying for the State Tournament were Chris Miller-2nd, Selo Ramjattan-3rd and Tanner Hill-4th. Others placing for the matmen were Jon Edwards-6th, Ben Edwards-6th, and Evan Warner-6th.


Quiz Bowl Team Defeats Piqua in GWOC Showdown

GHS Quiz Bowl Team defeated GWOC north foe Piqua last week. The team also won the first part of their second match against Northmont before falling to the 2nd ranked GWOC team. The varsity team was led by seniors Ben Scott, Nick Sander, and Jacob Smith. Also answering for the Wave was junior, Drew Burns. Congratulations Quiz Bowl Team for Greenville’s first official GWOC North Victory!