ROWAN UNIVERSITY – The Freehold Regional High School District NJROTC had two teams who successfully participated in this year’s New Jersey Regional SeaPerch Competition at Rowan University. The SeaPerch program, created in 2003, is a curriculum designed program that “…teaches students basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering concepts.” Operated under the Office of Naval Research, SeaPerch represents an innovative way to encourage CNHS NJROTC cadets to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM.) In this competition, Samantha Mollica (Senior), Patrick Egar (Sophomore), David Dong (Sophomore), and Ashley Caulfield (Freshmen) attained first place in Poster Presentation and finished 3rd Overall. Although this group of outstanding cadets fell one place short of making nationals, they did their best to deftly maneuver their robot through a submerged obstacle course, and gave a presentation about the specific design features of their remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Our unit has participated within SeaPerch for over four years, and we take pride in the seven cadets who competed within this innovative program under the guidance of MC Loring.