Five Cape High JROTC cadets were honored May 19 by David C. Dolby Sussex AMVETS Post 2 with scholarships and medals.
Tom Jones, AMVETS Department of Delaware judge advocate, introduced scholarship recipients.
“We look at this as a down payment to help the next generation of future leaders,” Jones said. “AMVETS believes this program at Cape is one of the best JROTC programs in the country, and it’s because of the great leadership team that we have and that you have assembled here.”
Graduating seniors receiving scholarships are Cadet Capt. Wyatt Simpler, $1,000; Cadet Lt. Dajour Bailey, $1,000; Cadet Maj. Nolan Kerstetter, $1,500; and Cadet Maj. Gavin Felker, $1,500.
Jones said Cape High Cadet Sgt. Brogan Conley, a junior, received the AMVETS Leadership/Citizenship Medal for his positive outlook, outstanding personal attributes and good academic standing.
“Cadet Conley is a great example of young Americans our country desperately needs to provide leadership for both our military and the private sector,” Jones said. “I know that his instructors, his family, friends and community are already very proud.”