About Us



“We Will Not Lie, Steal, Or Cheat, Nor Tolerate Among Us Anyone Who Does.”


Integrity First
Service Before Self
Excellence In All We Do

We expect all cadets in the cadet corps to adhere to the honor code and core values, and display appropriate behavior at all times.


"Develop citizen of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.”


Anderson Lights of Hope with the assistance of  T. L. Hanna High School NJROTC will host the 7th annual Upstate Regional Drill Championships on March 7, 2020 at the T. L. Hanna High Football Stadium. The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) has units in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. These branches will be represented by students who have spent hundreds of hours training to compete. 

The Upstate Regional Drill Competition will feature an estimated 700+ cadets. These cadets represented high schools regionally from NC, SC and Ga. Drill competition is designed to showcase military drill precision and foster an atmosphere of team and individual competition, while promoting true sportsmanship.

Cadets will compete in inspection, regulation, color guard and exhibition events, both armed and unarmed. The goal of JROTC is a program providing students with an opportunity to develop quality character, knowledge of their citizenship, and leadership skills. ALL Veterans and active military are invited & encouraged to attend this event. 

Members of the Army National Guard Unit in Anderson, area recruiters, Clemson ROTC Officers, and other active military soldiers will serve as judges. Council, Senators, Congressmen, Representatives, Governors, and other elected offices have been invited to attend. The doors will open at 8:00 am and the first event begins at 9:00 am. Awards will be given out around 4:00 pm

Other trophies are named for those whom have served not only the United State of America but Anderson County Council.

First Place - Color Guard -  Master Sergeant Jon Saunders, Instructor Pendleton HS.  USAF

First Place - Regulation Individual Armed - Tom Allen, Anderson County Council, USA

First Place - Open Ranks Inspection - Kenneth Waters, Anderson County Council, USAF

First Place - Exhibition Unarmed Duet - Colonel Dave Rearick, Instructor Pendleton HS. USAF


PO Box 1413 Anderson, SC 29622 | (864) 933-2547| www.andersonchristmaslights.org | andersonlightsofhope@gmail.com

501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization     South Carolina Secretary of State #P14469     Federal Tax ID #56-2650542

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