Bloom Trail ROTC student is Florida-bound for STEM camp
April 25, 2013 2:00PM
Joshua Witt, a junior at Bloom Trail High School and a member of the Navy Junior ROTC unit has been selected to attend the Science Engineering and Mathematics camp in Pensacola, Fla., in summer. | Supplied photo
Updated: May 29, 2013 6:02AM
Joshua Witt, a junior at Bloom Trail High School and a member of the Navy Junior ROTC unit, has been selected to attend Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics camp in Pensacola, Fla., this summer.
Only 200 cadets out of more than 84,000 in Navy Junior ROTC have the opportunity to participate at this year’s STEM seminar. Outstanding juniors from more than 500 units nationwide are eligible to be selected.
The camp will introduce Witt to the collegiate world of science, engineering, technology and math. Students get the opportunity to see both civilian and military career opportunities within these academic fields.
Witt has a 4.1-grade-point average at Bloom Trail and is slated to be the commanding cadet for the Navy Junior ROTC unit next fall.
He is also a company commander on the Bloom Trail Navy Junior ROTC drill team.
Witt is to become an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 152 in Sauk Village this year.
Witt is a resident of Sauk Trail. His goal is to attend the U.S. Naval Academy after graduation from Bloom Trail High School.