While not a requirement for successful completion of JROTC, extracurricular activities are an important part of our overall program. Before-school activities give students the opportunity to be productive members of a group and to develop teamwork and leadership skills needed later in life. Some of the JROTC special teams attend JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge, march in local parades, or take part in various fund-raising activities and community service. All of the Hawk Battalion Special Teams are competitive and compete in competitions throughout South Carolina. Each of the teams practice before school several days each week during their season. Competitions occur on Saturday. Both males and females may participate in all JROTC extracurricular activities.