The Military Ball

JacQuelyn Urrutia and Hector Montes

Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience, in this case on Saturday March 7, JROTC had their annual Military Ball.

Chief Garcia, JROTC instructor, states that this year 2 girls were nominated and received the title of Queen.

“In the main court we have two queens, one of them was Karla Reyes who was elected by the students and the other queen was Vanessa Monreal, who was the battalion queen,” Chief Garcia said.

Vanessa Monreal, 12, she is one of the two queens that got elected and states that winning this title made her feel that all the hard work paid off.

“I felt really good actually since I had worked a lot to try and get the title of queen for a long time,” Monreal said.

Karla Reyes, 12, was nominated and got the most votes to become the military ball queen. She states that it was a special moment for her when she found out that she was going to be queen.

“I felt really good that I got the opportunity to have the title of queen, because I’ve been working hard to get to this point,” Reyes said.

In the Military Ball, they had some VIP quests, such as Mr. Ordaz, assistant principals and teachers such as Mrs. Morinsilva, Mr. Hernandez and Mr. De santis.

“The special guests we have were Mr. Ordaz, some assistant principals and teachers like Mrs. Morinsilva were there, I believe Mr. Hernandez from the go center was there and Mr. De Santis, they are our staff and we chose them as our VIP guests,” Chief Garcia said.

For Monreal, being nominated was a memorable thing since for her it represented closing a year full of beautiful memories inside JROTC.

“This is special to me because I’ve had so many special memories with these people, and it’s meaningful because they voted for me to represent them,” Reyes said.

Reyes states that she won’t be doing this for the long run since for her this was just to try something new and will try something else in the future.

“I don’t feel like I would be doing this in the long run, so this is only a high school thing for now.”

The only difference from last year’s Military Ball was that more of the students are going to graduate and go on with their lives, so this ball was specially dedicated to them.

“The only thing different is just the people that are graduating because we take the time to those who are going to be graduating and they are usually here in company of their parents,” Chief Garcia said.