Published On: Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015

ROTC Cadets honored at Military Ball

JROTC Cadets enjoy the food table at the CHS Military Ball on Thursday, March 17.   (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather photos)

JROTC Cadets enjoy the food table at the CHS Military Ball on Thursday, March 17. (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather photos)

 

By AMBLE SMOKER

ONE FEATHER STAFF

 

Cherokee High School hosted the 2015 JROTC Military Ball on Thursday, March 19.  The Military Ball is an annual tradition held every spring by the JROTC since the program’s inception in 1986.  The keynote speech for the event was given by Richie Sneed.  The Ball included such notable local veterans such as Ruben Taylor, Tom Long, Bob Yates, and Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143 Commander Lewis Harding.

Steve Youngdeer Post 143 Commander Lew Harding presents the American Legion Award to Cadet LTC Christina Owle.

Steve Youngdeer Post 143 Commander Lew Harding presents the American Legion Award to Cadet LTC Christina Owle.

This year’s award recipients included:

Superior Cadet Decoration –

LET I – Cadet Sergeant Christine Davis

LET II – Cadet Sergeant Gabe LeBron

LET III – Cadet Captain Treannie Arch

LET IV – Cadet Sergeant Major Justin Swayney

Sons of the American Revolution Award – Cadet Sergeant Isiah Bowman

Military Order of World Wars – Cadet Staff Sergeant Sidney Bird

Daughters of the American Revolution – Cadet Sergeant Olivia LaCombe

The American Legion Award – Cadet LTC Christina Owle

The Veterans of Foreign Wars – Cadet Staff Sergeant Daniel Griffin

The National Sojourners Award – Cadet Sergeant First Class Austin Niccum

The Military Officers Association Medal – Cadet First Sergeant Eli Arch

The Reserve Officers Award – Cadet Master Sergeant Harley Davis; Fall 2014

The Reserve Officers Award – Cadet Corporal Shawn Larch; sprint 2015

Association of the United States Army – Cadet Second Lieutenant Kara Welch

Retired Enlisted Association Award – Cadet Staff Sergeant Steve Daggs

The American Veterans Associations Award – Cadet Sergeant First Class Austin Niccum

Senior Army Instructor Leadership Award:

  • LET 1 – Cadet Sergeant Tony Bernhisel
  • LET 2 – Cadet Sergeant JJ Johnson
  • LET 3 – Cadet First Sergeant Chelby Driver-Owle
  • LET 4 – Cadet Master Sergeant Miracle Hicks

Commendation: Cadet Corporal Aaron Smart, Cadet Corporal Brooke Owle, Cadet Corporal Dorian Martens

Good Conduct – Cadet Corporal Andrew Reese

Military Order of the Purple Heart – Cadet Sergeant Cain Arch

The Top Gun Award – Cadet Captain Christian Driver

The Commander’s Award – Cadet LTC Christina Owle

To view or purchase photos from this event, visit: http://onefeather.smugmug.com/2015-Community-Events-and-News/CHS-Military-Ball-March-19/

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