Lakeview Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Corps receive award

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As regular classes in Natchitoches Parish were coming to an end in May, Lakeview’s Air Force Junior ROTC cadets received notification of their award for the Distinguished Unit Award, which recognizes them as a top unit of the 950 Air Force JROTC units worldwide. This year’s award is the 5th year in a row that Lakeview’s Air Force JROTC unit has garnered the top award for meeting all of its established goals and meeting critical suspenses issued by their Headquarters.

The cadet corps was also busy during the month of May in planning and conducting a 3-Day Curriculum in Action Trip to Arkansas (May 24-26). The main focus of the trip was to visit the President Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock and conduct a leadership exercise on the Ouachita River in Oden. Lakeview’s top 50 cadets were chosen to participate based on their achieved rank and performance for the school year.

Lakeview’s cadet leadership utilizes a positive behavior system throughout the school year to recognize cadet achievement and rank each cadet based on their performance. Criteria included attendance, tardies, academics, discipline, physical fitness, community/school service, and uniform appearance.Lakeview High School Air Force JROTC cadets visited the President Clinton Presidential Library. Kneeling on first row from left are Lucas Drummer, Serenity Beavers, LaDarrion Winslow, Haley Garrison, Javonte’ Mims, Mason Harper, Za’Chary Jackson and Skylar Williams. On second row are Anna Smith, Mackenzie Phillips, Diavone Frazier, Ke’Aira Thomas, Zoe Nealy, Shanita Williams, Ashley Blake, Altorio “AJ” Holden, Ethan Nelson, Devin Ballard, Chayton Friday and Matthew Moberly. On third row are Alyssa Breaud, Hannah Walker, Danielle Morrison, Deanna Rowell, Tykeria Pier, Salem Johnson, Karem Jarriett, Julee Daniels, Zy’Keious Manual, Nathan Roberts, Tyler Williams, Robert Barthemey, Dacoda Coutee and Landon Vaughn. On fourth row are Tyler Sullivan, LaDavion Winslow, Terry Rowell, Taylor Ferrier, Tommy Norman, Michael Wright and Joshua Graham.