Woodlawn High Student Wins JROTC LET 2 Cadet of the Year Board
- March 10, 2011
Cadet Sergeant First Class Matthew Chilastri of Woodlawn High School won the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) LET 2 Cadet of the Year Board Award held in mid-February at Broadmoor High School. Chilastri demonstrated exceptional knowledge of the JROTC curriculum. His character in both JROTC and in his academic achievement is evident by achieving a 4.5 GPA and being ranked first in a class of 353 in his sophomore class.
LET Cadets compete in the areas of curriculum knowledge, cumulative GPA, cadet resume and appearance, military courtesy and bearing.
The top LET 2 Cadets were (pictured, left to right): Chilastri, Cadet Major Dominique Turner of Northeast High School – second place and Cadet Sergeant First Class Autumn Ford of Belaire High School – third place.
The Cadet of the Year Board includes four recognition events during the year, one for each of the four Leadership and Education and Training (LET) levels, from a first-year cadet to a fourth-year cadet. Each School System high school’s JROTC team is encouraged to enter an outstanding cadet at each level. Participants receive a certificate and medal, and the Board determines the overall LET level winners who receive a plaque. The Board consists of five JROTC instructors.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Robert J. Hyver Jr. (Ret.) at (225) 354-4491.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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