The Chapter's Junior ROTC and Reserve Officer Association (ROA) Awards

The Picture on the left shows Chapter President Don Knutson , Cadet Craig Morocco of River Ridge HS, and Chapter Officer Bob Wiggins as the Chapter’s JROTC award was presented to Cadet Morocco by President Knutson.  The picture on the right shows Don Knutson and Cadet Taylor Watson of River Ridge HS as the ROA’s award was presented to Cadet Watson by President Knutson.  Each year the Chapter presents a monetary award, a medal, and a certificate to a JROTC cadet at seven high schools in the area.  The award recognizes leadership and academic achievements.  This year the Chapter is also presenting awards recognizing leadership achievements to cadets at several high schools for the ROA.

In addition to the awards pictured above (which were awarded on April 22), the following awards have been made or will be made this year:

April 24, Mitchell HS:  JROTC (AF), Cadet Christopher Stott;
                                      ROA, Cadet Ryan Bronsnan.

May 7, Pasco HS:   JROTC (Navy), Cadet LTjg Derek Radtke.

May 13, Hudson HS:  JROTC (Army), Cadet SFC Shawn P. Stewart;
                                     ROA, Cadet Pvt Krystal N. Dean

May 13, Zephyrhills HS:  JROTC (Army), Cadet 1stSgt Amanda Wiltrout;
                                          ROA, Cadet Sgt Dillan Hiscock

May 20,  Gulf HS:   JROTC (Navy), Cadet CPO Aaron Heusted
                                 ROA, Cadet PO3 Matthew Harmaz

May 21, Ridgewood HS:  JROTC (Navy), Cadet Jeffery Sventorn;
                                           ROA, Cadet Julie M. Rovegno