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Madison American Legion Post #229 Honors Sparkman High School Junior ROTC Cadets

The Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Battalion of Sparkman High School held their annual Awards Day Ceremony on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019.  During this ceremony, American Legion Post #229 Americanism Chairperson, Tom McKinney and Post Chaplain, Andy Caudle presented American Legion awards to two deserving cadets selected by the senior JROTC instructor.

Tom McKinney, Post #229 Americanism Chairperson and Andy Caudle Post #229 Chaplain, present The American Legion Military Excellence Award to Cadet Sergeant First Class Nicholas Cardo.

The American Legion Military Excellence Award was presented to Cadet Sergeant First Class Nicholas Cardo.  The Military Excellence Award is awarded for outstanding cadet performance, demonstrated qualities of dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability; as well as a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the JROTC training. 

Tom McKinney, Post #229 Americanism Chairperson and Andy Caudle, Post #229 Chaplain, present The American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award to Cadet Corporal Timothy Patterson

The American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award was presented to Cadet Corporal Timothy Patterson.  The scholastic Excellence Award is awarded for academic performance and/or achieving a Scholastic “A” in JROTC.  Recipients rank in the upper 10 percent of the JROTC academic class, demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, and actively participate in constructive student activities such as student organizations or sports.  Each award consists of a medal, ribbon and certificate.

The American Legion is a strong supporter of JROTC and ROTC programs across the United States.  The purpose of the American Legion youth award programs is to develop America’s future leaders by motivating and encouraging young people as well as recognizing exceptional performance in the areas of JROTC, citizenship, Americanism, Scholarship, Music, Athleticism and Essay endeavors.  For more information on this and other American Legion family programs please contact American Legion Post #229 Post Adjutant Stacey Harring at P.O. Box 194, Madison, AL 35758, call 256-258-8534, visit us on the web at www.americanlegionpost229.org or on the Post 229 wall on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost229/ .


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