Red Bank High School JROTC Cadets Receive Medals

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Two outstanding Cadets from Red Bank High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp. (JROTC) received medals commemorating their selection as ‘Best Cadet’ in their unit on April 18, at the JROTC Award Ceremonies.

A medal and certificate was presented by Pauline Moore for the Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution, Nancy Ward Chapter, to Cadet Col. Taralyn Wiley.

Jim Moore of the Tennessee Sons of the American Revolution, John Sevier Chapter presented a medal and certificate to Cadet Sgt. Major Corey Vandergriff.

Both cadets received the medals as a result of recommendations by the staff of the JROTC faculty. The awards are based on leadership, military bearing, scholastic accomplishments and contributions to activities outside of the school such as church, and other community organizations.  

Both cadets received promotions for their next year’s activities. In many cases in past years, cadets receiving these awards were selected for college scholarships or admission to one of the military academies.

Similar awards are presented to cadets in other Chattanooga high schools, and also in high schools in Tennessee and across the United States. Recently, one cadet from Red Bank was named the national winner of the SAR Medal of the Year. He now is in Annapolis at the United States Naval Academy.

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