Special to the Star

The San Benito Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) recently celebrated the nation’s military history, excellence and tradition during the unit’s annual military ball held at the Rancho Viejo Resort and Country Club.

Marked with time-honored military courtesies and customs, the traditional ball included the presentation of colors, honoring POW and MIAs, the announcement of the Royal Court, and the cutting of the cake by the oldest and youngest cadets – Jose Gonzalez and Heavenly Alaniz, respectively.

The 2019 Royal Court includes, from left, Duke Jaron Padilla and Duchess Cecilia Hernandez; Queen Devany Suarez and King Jimmy Gonzalez; Princess Priscilla Coronado and Prince Daniel Bautista; and Lady Brianna Cano and Lord Nicholas Wilson.