Belaire High Student Wins JROTC LET 1 Cadet of Year Board Title
- March 23, 2011
Cadet Private First Class Dominique Sanders of Belaire High School won the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) LET 1 Cadet of the Year Board Award this month. Sanders demonstrated exceptional knowledge of the JROTC curriculum and possessed a high degree of motivation and self-discipline while participating on the Drill Team. She is a member of the Freshman Leadership Team. In addition, Sanders maintains a 3.5 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.
LET Cadets compete in the areas of curriculum knowledge, cumulative GPA, cadet resume and appearance, military courtesy and bearing.
Winners in the competition included (pictured, left to right): third place winner Cadet Corporal Katharine Hoffman of Tara High School, second place winner Cadet Private First Class Jeffrey Patterson of Northeast High School, Lt. Col. Shirley Sutton (president of the LET Board) and Sanders.
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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