JROTC wraps up the year with a promotion and recognition ceremony

Dana Ibarra, Staff Writer

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As the JROTC cadets gather in the gym on the even of Friday, May 24, they were recognized for their efforts and accomplishments throughout the year.

During the ceremony, most cadets were promoted in rank; therefore, increasing their responsibilities as well as the expectations place upon them. This year, one of the biggest events was the Raider challenge. These are competitive events which push the cadets physically and mentally while also expanding their teamwork abilities.

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Juniors Reese Morehead, Travon Stepney, Kahlene Graber, and Jordan Bottorff line up in Tubbs Gym to receive their promotion award of Technical Sergeant on Friday, May 24.

 

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Javier Aguirre (9), Hannah Suver (10), Gracee Brewer (9) stand in line while Major Jeffery Dorman hands out the Airman First Class promotion award on Friday, May 24.

 

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Major Jeffery Dorman and Kyler Miltenberger (9) salute each other as Miltenberger receives the promotion award of Airman First Class on Friday, May 24.

 

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Reese Morehead (11) and Kallie Canfield (12) stand as they receive the Special Teams and Marion Raider Challenge awards on Friday, May 24.

 

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John Whitmer smiles as Major Jeffery Dorman gives him the Special Teams and Marion Raider Challenge award on Friday, May 24.

 

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Gwyneth Dorman and Dakota Hickey stand as they receive the Bataan and Death March Memorial Award on Friday, May 24.

 

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Devan Guy gives the Guidon flag to Major Jeffery Dorman, as Reese Morehead takes the position of the unit leader during the change of command ceremony on Friday, May 24.

 

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Devan Guy (12), Major Jeffery Dorman, and Reese Morehead (11) stand as they finish the Change of Command Ceremony on Friday, May 24.