Caissons in the Community

Military Schools and Community Service

Military Schools in Virginia and Community ServiceWaynesboro, VA — Military Schools and JROTC programs have a strong community service component of which many people are unaware. Fishburne Military School and its Key Club are doing their part to ensure that the word and, most importantly, the benefits filter out to the community. Six cadets from Fishburne Military School’s Key Club were on hand to help as Waynesboro Kiwanis Club held their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday at Westwood Hill Elementary School. The annual event serves as a fundraiser to benefit Kiwanis’ mission of serving youth and the local community.

Kiwanian and FMS Student Services Coordinator, Mrs. Kathy Berrang noted that the “Waynesboro Kiwanis Club does so much to strengthen our community and assist the children within our community. We believe in developing youth as future leaders and that by helping a child, it helps the world.”

“The Kiwanis and Key Club missions,” explained Mrs. Debbie Todd, Kiwanian, FMS Director of Alumni Affairs and FMS Key Club advisor, “dovetail so perfectly with Fishburne Military School’s mission to help young men grow in their sense of honor and citizenship. Our cadets love these kind of service projects and they reinforce the lessons cadets learn on campus…all the while, making life better for some of our community’s less fortunate.”

This event is unique given that many people purchase tickets and then donate them to the Salvation Army or other organization to pass along to others who may need this hot meal. “This is an opportunity for us,” noted Todd, “to serve the immediate needs of those who are less fortunate while also helping to support an organization that provides long-term benefits to the community.”

see full photo gallery HERE

The oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia, Fishburne Military School’s college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academics. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command.