Aiken High School celebrated the 50th anniversary of its NJROTC program Jan. 23 during a Pass in Review ceremony in the James A. Taylor Student Activities Center. Janie L. Mines, a former cadet and 1976 Aiken High graduate, was one of the guest speakers. In 1980, Mines became the first African American woman to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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