Lakeview Air Force JROTC Awards Banquet

Lakeview High School held its annual awards banquet Thursday evening. The cadets were recognized for their efforts during the school year. Awards were given out for Academics, Community Service, Personal Fitness, Attendance, and more. They also conducted Spring Term promotions and a Change of Command ceremony where Cadet Emma Hatten assumed command of the cadet corps.

Some of the notable awards for the evening were the annual Unit-Level awards. The following cadets received trophies for their achievements:

Academic Award (1st year cadet) – Kaytlynn Walsworth

Academic Award (2nd year & above) – Zoie Britt

Fitness Award (Female) – Emma Hatten

Fitness Award (Male) – Tanner Gardner

Cadet of the Year (Freshman) – Dylan Fulton

Cadet of the Year (Sophomore) – Hannah Walsworth

Cadet of the Year (Junior) – Emma Hatten

Cadet of the Year (Senior) – Cameron Taylor

National-level awards were also presented on Thursday evening. Cadets received a certificate and will wear a ribbon on their uniform to signify their accomplishments. The annual awards were ranked lowest to highest as follows:

Celebrate Freedom Foundation Award – Charles Culliford

Retired Enlisted Association Award – Cameron Taylor

Tuskegee Airmen Award – Alexsi Pier

American Veterans (AMVETS) Award – Dylan Fulton

Military Order of World Wars Award – John Conley

National Sojourners Award – Hannah Walsworth

National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812 Award – Kaytlynn Walsworth

Veterans of Foreign Wars Award – Destinee Britt

Military Officers Association of America Award – Micah Martin

Reserve Officers Association Award – Jo Porter

Daughters of the American Revolution Award – Cami Faircloth

The Order of Daedalians Award – Emma Hatten

Air Force Association Award – Zoie Britt

Major Stacey Wiggins, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, and Chief Master Sergeant John Thomas, Aerospace Science Instructor hosted the evening festivities. At the end of the official ceremonies, they recognized the recently retired teacher Major Bob Kellogg who taught JROTC at Lakeview for 21 years.

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