JROTC Awards Night, 19 May 2011

The JROTC Awards Night began at 1730 with a Pot Luck Dinner behind the Tahquitz Theater. Approximately 300 cadets, family, and friends attacked the tasty dishes with little regard for calories or waistlines; in other words, the food was fantastic, from the enchiladas and pozole to the egg rolls and chili, there was something for everyone. Special thanks to the parents who took the time to prepare and share their wonderful contributions to the dinner.

Approximately 400 crowded into the theater for the awards ceremony which began at 1830 with cadets marching into the theater and a presentation by our own Color Guard. First awards were the completion certificates for all cadets who finished the LE-1 and LE-2 courses, followed by the unit awards which included the drill team ribbons, color guard ribbons, distinguished conduct, and distinguished training. Finally came the National Awards recognizing individual cadets for exceptional and superior service and/or achievement. We ended the ceremony with an impromptu promotion of the Battalion Command and XO to c/1st Lt and a live performance of the Marine's Hymn by cadet Marcus M. Special Thanks go out to our distinguished guests and Asst Principal Ross Godfrey and Counselor Laurie Wark who helped present awards on behalf of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Distinguished Guests:

Ms Sybl Acree, Women Marines Association, Post CA-8
Ms Heather MacDonald, Daughters of the American Revolution, Estudillo Chapter
Mr. Joel Ortiz, American Legion, Post 53
Mr. Larry Stroud, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2266
Mr. Michael Bircumshaw, Military Officers Association of America, SW Riverside Chapter 47

Volunteers help serve dinner
Volunteers help EAT dinner


American Legion Bronze Medal For Scholastic Excellence
Minh T.
American Legion Bronze Medal For Military Excellence
Daughters of the American Revolution JROTC Bronze Medal
Jasmine P.
Military Order Of The World Wars Bronze Medal
Austyn J.
Military Officers Association of America JROTC Medal
Michael W.
Daughters of the American Colonists
Lizeth L.
Veterans Of Foreign Wars JROTC Bronze Medal
Carlos R.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Award
Cynthia G.
Women Marines Association Award For Outstanding Cadet
Gloria A.
American Veterans Award
Aaron M.
National Sojourners Award
Christopher S.
Scottish Rite Award
Kenia S.
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