Lakeview High School’s Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC) unit hosted 252 cadets and guests at their annual awards banquet and cadet change of command April 21.
Major Bob Kellogg, USAF (Ret), Lakeview’s Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, recognized unit and individual accomplishments and transferred the top cadet leadership position. This school year, Lakeview High School had 97 AFJROTC cadets (over 30 percent of the school’s student body). The cadet corps performed over 2,800 hours of school/community service and over 50 percent of the cadets were involved in at least two school activities. The cadet corps also posted an overall 3.06 grade point average which was 9.5 percent above the school’s average. Throughout the year, cadets participated in the Presidential Physical Fitness Program that resulted in a 19.2 percent improvement in the cadet corps fitness level.
Honored attendees of this year’s banquet included NPSB member (District 7) Eugean Garner, NPSB member (District 8) Pastor Steven Harris, Lakeview Principal William Hymes, Lakeview Assistant Principal Jennifer Martin, Lakeview School Counselor Germaine Wynn, Lakeview Secretary Linda Davidson, and Lakeview’s AFJROTC Supporter of the Year Alyssa Wright. This year, over 25 national awards/medals, and over 500 unit level awards and ribbons were presented to the cadets (SEE DOCUMENT BELOW).
Lakeview’s Air Force JROTC Cadet Leadership for the upcoming school year 2017-2018 was announced during their Annual Awards Ceremony on April 21st. Pictured from left are Cadet Major Haley Garrison (Cadet Group Commander), Cadet Captain LaDarrion Winslow (Cadet Group Deputy Commander), Cadet 1Lt Za’Chary Jackson (Cadet Support Squadron Commander), Cadet 1Lt Mason Harper (Cadet Operations Squadron Commander), Cadet 2Lt Skylar Williams (Cadet Support Squadron Deputy Commander), and Cadet 2Lt Serenity Beavers (Cadet Operations Squadron Deputy Commander).
Cadet Haley Garrison was promoted to Cadet Major and pinned by her mother Kathy Griffith and Major Kellogg as she assumed command of Lakeview’s AFJROTC Cadet Corps. Cadet Garrison is a graduate of the Air Force JROTC Cadet Leadership Course, a commander of the Drill Team, and a member of both the Color Guard and Saber Team. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Civic Life, and is a Student Government representative. She previously served as the Cadet Commander, Operations Squadron, is the recipient of two national medals, 30 unit ribbons, and maintains a 4.0 GPA.
Cadet SrA Daron Williams was awarded the Outstanding Physical Fitness (Jr. Male Category). His fitness scores placed him in the top 14 percent compared to his peers that participated in the Presidential Physical Fitness Program for school year 2017-18.
Cadet 2Lt Nykeria Jones was awarded the Overall Academic Award (Sr. Category) She posted a 3.96 GPA for school year 2017-18.