See larger Jessica Yourell waits for her fellow cadets to tighten a rope during a drill executed at Cypress Lake High School for the Raiders team from South Fort Myers High School. High schools in the area have recently noticed an increase in the amount of girls that are enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Like other girls at her school, Yourell enjoys participating in the JROTC program that the school offers, and especially enjoys having the opportunity to outperform boys in various activities.

Photo by Cary Edmondson, Daily News

Jessica Yourell waits for her fellow cadets to tighten a rope during a drill executed at Cypress Lake High School for the Raiders team from South Fort Myers High School. High schools in the area have recently noticed an increase in the amount of girls that are enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Like other girls at her school, Yourell enjoys participating in the JROTC program that the school offers, and especially enjoys having the opportunity to outperform boys in various activities.

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