He wouldn't smile, no matter how much i cajoled him. He said he's not supposed to. when he saw the pictures, he said, "my hair's too long, my tie's too low, i'm not "straight" enough." I've never had James so concerned, so exact, in any class as he is in ROTC. He seems to thrive on the challenges they put before him. I've seen the frustration, but i've also seen the positives that this class brings out in him. He's earned cords and ribbons shince i took these pictures, and i daresay, he'll earn more. He's driven as far as this class is concerned. i can only hope that his experience will motivate him in other classes as well. Freshman year, _____ HS 2008.