William Guill Receives Bronze Good Citizenship Medal

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Mr. Tim Adams, president of the John Sevier Chapter and Cadet LTC William Guill
Mr. Tim Adams, president of the John Sevier Chapter and Cadet LTC William Guill

The annual JROTC awards program was held at Red Bank High School on Thursday. At this ceremony, Cadet LTC William Guill was awarded the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and certificate on behalf of the John Sevier Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. 

This award is presented to the Outstanding Cadet based on the high school military instructor’s evaluations for leadership, academic standing and notable services on behalf of American principles. 

Additionally, Cadet Guill was awarded the Tennessee State SAR Outstanding cadet for the year and is now in competition with all 50 states to be the SAR Outstanding Cadet of the year nationwide.

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