EASLEY — Easley High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) orienteering team in conjunction with South Carolina Department of Natural Recourses (DNR) erected four wood duck houses in the marsh area behind Easley High School. The NJROTC orienteering team spends many afternoons roaming the woods that back up to the marsh between the J.B. “Red” Owens Recreation Center and Easley High School. When the opportunity arose to assist the DNR with wildlife preservation, the team jumped on it and proceeded to identify four locations along the marsh that met the suggested placement, matched up the supporting mounting poles, installed the required hardware and erected the four houses.
“The cadets were really excited about this project when I informed them that they had a special project to accomplish,” instructor Chief Mark Stauder said. “They worked great as a team and that teamwork reinforced the strong bonding that is required for a successful competitive team.”
The cadets involved in the project were Brandon Marsh, Jacob Davis, Hunter Nix, Freddy Juarez, Floyd Horne, Chase Wengerd, Leo Avedano, Ryan Jeanes, Eric Crenshaw, Brenda Lopez Perez, Tyler Burton, Justin Hill, Blake Hughey, Jordan Watt, Joey Sigler, Matt West, Natanael Lopez, Cassie Nix, Griff Von Schnittou and Savannah Kalainski .