Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Air Force Junior ROTC program at Sandy Creek High is celebrating the start of a new school year with the addition of several prestigious awards earned by cadets this summer.
Top honors for outstanding efforts in leadership and academics were received by nine of the 23 cadets attending the Summer Leadership School at Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. Sandy Creek walked away with the most awards earned by the 27 schools and 297 cadets attending. The school provides realistic training for leadership, fitness, group interaction, and team building.
The unit also earned the 2009-10 Air Force Junior ROTC Outstanding Organization Award. The award is earned based on cadet developed goals for the school year and through completion of those goals. It recognizes units that have performed above normal expectations and have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America. The unit was one of 207 in the nation to receive the award.
The objectives of the Junior ROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education; and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to all students who are in the ninth grade and higher, physically fit, and are citizens or nationals of the United States.
Air Force Junior ROTC is in 884 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, the Pacific and Puerto Rico. Junior ROTC enrollment includes more than 110,000 cadets.
For more information about the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Sandy Creek, contact Colonel Pearson or Chief Davidson at 770-969-2840, ext. 278.
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