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08/05 Marietta High School Air Force Junior ROTC Receives Top Awards in Competition

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Contact: Marietta City Schools Public Relations Department
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Release August 5, 2014

Marietta High School Air Force Junior ROTC
Receives Top Awards in Competition

Converse College 2014 Summer Leadership School Awards

AFJROTC Converse College Awards MARIETTA, GA – Marietta High School (MHS) Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) Unit GA-20021 Cadet Harry McMahon recently earned the Distinguished Commandant Award, the highest award presented to any Cadet at the Converse College Summer Leadership School. For the first time in the history of the Leadership School, Cadet McMahon served as the Wing Commander and was responsible for all cadet activities that took place that week. Of the 31 MHS AFJROTC cadets attending the 2014 Summer Leadership School, 13 received top awards.

“MHS cadets competed against 317 cadets from 23 other schools representing North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia,” said Lt. Col. James T. Wilson, MHS Senior Aerospace Science Instructor. “Without a doubt, the cadets representing MHS at this year’s Summer Leadership School made us proud, and continued to set the bar high for the other schools to follow.”
The awards the MHS AFJROTC received are as follows:

Squadron Cadre Leadership Awards
  • Cadet Juanita London
  • Cadet Phillip Colburn
  • Cadet Angle Wright
Col Al Whitley Leadership Award
  • Cadet Chandler Lippold
Outstanding Flight Cadre Award
  • Cadet Joshua McMahon
Outstanding Flight Cadet/Honor Graduates
  • Cadet Jachike Ndubisi
  • Cadet J`Quan Ewing
Honor Graduates
  • Cadet Jammon Sutton
  • Cadet Dawson Hicks
  • Cadet Jazmine Ewing
Best In Drill
  • Cadet `Jquan Ewing
Distinguished Commandant Award
  • Cadet Harry McMahon
The Overall Top Physical Fitness Award out of 23 Schools
  • Cadets from Marietta High School
“To earn honor graduate status, a cadet must rank in the top ten percent of all the cadets at the leadership school. The Outstanding Flight Cadet/Honor Graduates Award is reserved for the camp’s highest overall performer for that week,” said Lt. Col. Wilson.