JROTC held their awards ceremony on Thursday

Students decorated for their performance in the program.


Leadership, responsibility, and superior were a few of the terms First Sergeant Brian Deckard continuously used to describe the Lincoln High school cadets at the Army JROTC awards ceremony last evening. The high school cadets walked across the stage at Lincoln’s Ader auditorium in their crisp, blue uniforms to accept awards from First Sergeant Instructor Deckard, as well as decorations from outside organizations. The JROTC program prepares high school students for leadership roles outside of school and motivates them to become better citizens. The nights highest honor, the U.S. Army Superior Cadet, was awarded to students Houston Williams, Sarah Haygood, Destiny Burkhart, and Jalen Pfoff.

Instructor Deckard explains these group of young adults simply stand out.

Some of the charitable causes the JROTC students have participated in this past year include bell ringing for the Salvation Army, distributing toys to needy children, and aiding Helping His Hands. Out of the seven Seniors in the program, five will attend VU next year and the other two have enlisted in the military.