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Stephanie Raper
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NNDC Spring Awards 2016


The Grenada High School chapter of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps / Navy National Defense Cadet Corp recently held its awards ceremony for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Chief Newtroin Foreman presided over the event held at the GHS gym. Chief Foreman, along with representatives from various national organizations that support our military members, presented awards. In competitions this year, the GHS cadets won 16 trophies and 25 medals. They came in 32nd out of 49 schools in Area Eight for NJROTC, up from 49 out of 49 two years ago. For the first time they went to the JROTC State Meet for Physical Training. They came in 4th out of 90 schools in the state. The awards ceremony provided an opportunity to honor the Cadet Corps for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

The following awards were presented:
    • American Legion JROTC General Military Excellence Medal - Stephen George
    • Order of Daedalian Award- Robert Evans
    • Daughters of the American Revolution Award – Olivia Coleman
    • Sons of the American Revolution Award – CaTarrus Black
    • National Sojourners Award – Dylan Smith
    • Military Order of the Purple Heart – Lakesha Harbin
    • Navy Youth League - Hunter Provine
    • American Military Retired Association (LEAP) – Myka Smith
    • Daughters of 1812- Asiah Myers
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars- Dallin Foreman
    • Hunley Award- Chance Wortham
    • NJROTC Aptitude Award:

o NS-1: Jacob Birdsong, Kenretta Bounds, Kaylei Daniels, Carnell Farmer, Johnathan Forrest Stephen, George, TaQueriona Gaston, Adarius Harris, William House, Nory Lorenzo, Desree Lott, Robert Moore, Tykerria Parker, Eleasa Ramsey, Nylasia Randle, William Rounds, Liam Thayer, Marissa Wallace, Aalyria Wright.

o NS-2: Dallin Foreman, Jamiha Govan, Lakesha Harbin, Darian Johnson, Hunter Provine, Ethan Ratliff, Dylan Smith, Araya Williams, Chance Wortham.

o NS-3: CaTarrus Black, Olivia Coleman, Robert Evans, Myka Smith.

o NS-4: Angelique Brown, Donald Brown, Glenneisa Frost, Johnathan Lee, Asiah Myers, Ethan Ratliff, Quanisha Travis.

• Physical Fitness(Gold, Bronze, Silver) – Gold: Charlie Bounds, Kaylei Daniels, TaQueriona Gaston, Adarius Harris, Nory Lorenzo, Desree Lott, Eleasa Ramsey, Marissa Wallace, Lakesha Harbin, Chance Wortham. Bronze: Alina Berry, Carnell Farmer, Johnathan Forrest, Stephen George, Takias Hall, Nylasia Randle, William Rounds, Diamond Smith, Liam Thayer, Aalyria Wright, Brianna Brooks, Jamilha Govan. Silver: Dallin Foreman. Others: Jacob Birdsong, Miriam Crump, Tyvarius Garfield, Miekel Smith.

• Exemplary Personal Appearance Award – Alina Berry, Jacob Birdsong, Kaylei Daniels, Jaquavaus Degroff, Carnell Farmer, Johnathan Forrest, Destiny Gayden, Stephen George, TaQueriona Gaston, Adarius Harris, Takias Hall, Nory Lorenzo, Robert Moore, Eleasa Ramsey, William Rounds, Liam Thayer, Marissa Wallace, Aalyria Wright, Dallin Foreman, Jamiha Govan, Lakesha Harbin, Hunter Provine, Christopher Payton, Ethan Ratliff, Dylan Smith, Araya Williams, Chance Wortham, CaTarrus Black, Olivia Coleman, Robert Evans, Lakyesha Frost, Myka Smith, Angelique Brown, Donald Brown, Glenneisa Frost, Johnathan Lee, Asiah Myers, Renisha Ratliff, Quanisha Travis.

• Letter Jackets for NS-3 Cadets – Keino Bounds; Anfernee Clemons, Kamiya Clark, Dallin Foreman, Jamiha Govan, Lakesha Harbin, Darian Johnson, Hunter Provine, Christopher Payton, Ethan Ratliff, Tristan Schwalenberg, Dylan Smith, Araya Williams, Laquashia Woodard, Chance Wortham.

• Another momentous event took place at the ceremony as the current JROTC staff members turned over their job responsibilities to the new staff members for the 2016– 2017 school year. The following changes in command were made:

Cadet Company Commander: Glenneisa Frost turned over to CaTarrus Black
Executive Officer: Asiah Myers turned over to Olivia Coleman
Operations Officer: CaTarrus Black turned over to Robert Evans.
Administrative Officer: Donald Brown turned over to Hunter Provine
Command Senior Chief: Johnathan Lee turned over to Myka Smith
Community Service Officer: Quanisha Travis turned over to Dallin Foreman
Public Affairs Officer: Olivia Coleman turned over to Janisha Holloway
Supply Officer: Darian Johnson
Weapons Office: Xzavier Ellis turned over to Ethan Ratliff
Store Manager: to be determined
Personal Officer: Kylee Dulin turned over to Brianna Brooks
Unarmed Drill Team Commander: Robert Evans and Eleasa Ramsey
Unarmed Ex Commander: to be determined
Armed Drill Team Commander: Marissa Wallace and Kamiya Clark
Armed Ex Commander: Dallin Foreman
Color guard Team Commander: Olivia Coleman turned over to Lakesha Harbin
Orienteering Team Commander: to be determined
Rifle Team Commander: to be determined
Athletes Commander: Lakesha Harbin and Johnathan Forrest
Honor Guard: CaTarrus Black
FIRST PLATOON: Dallin Foreman to Chance Wortham
SECOND PLATOON: Robert Evans to Xzavier Ellis
THIRD PLATOON: Myka Smith to Eleasa Ramsey
Command Guide-On: Johnathan Forrest

Congratulations to all the cadets who received recognition for their efforts during 2015-2016 school year!