Casa Grande Union High School District News Article

Marine Corps JROTC

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After the Vista Grande High School Marine Corps JROTC cadets parted company with Santa at the Fire Station in Arizona City on Friday, December 3, he was so impressed with their performance that he requested even more assistance. In the current economic environment, Santa too has been affected by the employee shortages and needed to outsource some Santa Workshop duties. Santa’s plea for help read, “Needed - Somewhere to store and some helpers to sort a mountain of toys before Christmas Eve.” The cadets unhesitatingly offered up the Marine Corps JROTC rifle range to help Santa out of this fix. Like the cadets, when Principal Beechum was notified of Santa’s dilemma, she and other administrators were more than willing to allow cadets to support. Instructors started unloading toys from the filled sleigh (a 26ft. U-Haul truck and a 14 ft. trailer) on Sunday night, December 5. On Monday morning, December 6, cadets promptly resumed offloading, sorting, organizing, and counting the myriad of toys. Sure cadets were helping Santa, but they were also assisting the local chapter of the Casa Grande Toys for Tots. As a result, cadets sorted more than 1,000 toys in preparation for distribution on Wednesday, December 15, at the Casa Grande VFW. The Spartans are instructed by Dr. Tyrone Hall, CWO-3 (ret), and MSgt Jorge Rico. Visit their webpage at

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Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

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