Tara High Student Wins LET IV JROTC Cadet Award
- November 17, 2011
Cadet Lt. Col. Reshard Pearson of Tara High School won the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) winner of the Leadership and Education and Training (LET) IV Cadet of the Year Board Award this month. Pearson (pictured with Tara High’s JROTC instructor Master Sgt. Bobby Brown), Tara High School JROTC's Battalion commander, demonstrates the true essence of cadet leadership and character both in and out of JROTC, according to Lt. Col. Robert Hyver (Ret.), the school district’s JROTC head.
Pearson is the president of Student Government and Beta Club, a member of the I Care/Team Spirit 9th Grade mentor, treasurer of the Key Club and commander of both the school JROTC Drill Team and Color Guard.
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 Hyver 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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