The Cadet of the Year Award is presented to Cadet Marina Santini from VFW Post 7447’s Everett Beach.
JROTC 5th Avenue Jeweler Saber Award is presented to Almita Ramirez-Montaño. Shown are (l-r) District Superintendent Robert Fulton, Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, Ramirez-Montaño, Rep. Steve Smyk, and Cape Henlopen High School Principal Nikki Miller.
The Military Excellence Award is presented to Yvette Rodriguez-Villagomez by American Legion Commander Jim Beattie.
The Best Leader and Staff Awards are presented to cadets (l-r) La’Keyisha Saintervill, Company Commander of the Year; Leslie Reyna, Squad Leader of the Year; Abbey Christopher, Assistant Platoon Sergeant of the Year; Clara-Rosa Hertzog, Platoon Leader of the Year; and Yvette Rodriguez-Villagomez, Staff Officer of the Year. Presenting the awards are (l-r) VFW 7447’s Everett Beach, Captain Rudy Swanson, U.S. Marine Corps Ret.; Rep. Pete Schawartzkopf, Rep. Steve Smyk, Assistant Principal James McDowell, Principal Nikki Miller, and Cape Superintendent Robert Fulton.
The Korean War Veterans Association presented awards to cadets Spencer Grinder and Dania Cannon. Presenting the award are Ed Johnson, left, and Walter Koopman.
The Fort Miles Historical Association presented its award to cadets Almita Ramirez-Montaño, left and Yvette Rodriguez-Villagomez. Presenting the award are Dr. Gary Wray and Merritt Cooch.
Cadet Christopher Handlin, right, receives the 82nd Airborne Association JROTC Medal, presented by Army Instructor First Sergeant Phillip Webb.
Cadet Michael Burnette receives the Freedom Foundation Award which was presented by Rep. Steve Smyk, left, and Rep. Peter Schawartzkopf.
The Department of the Army Superior Cadet award is presented to cadets Nolan Kerstetter, sophomore; Sam Kerstetter, freshman; Alan Marin-Quiroz, junior; Maurice Sheppard Jr., junior; and Matthew DeLuca, senior. Presenting the awards are Cape Superintendant Robert Fulton, right, and Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf.
The Battalion Colors are passed from Sergeant First Class Richard Hurt, in the Exchange of Command ceremony, from the Outgoing Battalion Commander, cadet Davi Martins, obscured, to the incoming Battalion Commander, cadet Clara-Rosa Hertzog.
The new Battalion Commander of JROTC, cadet Clara-Rosa Hertzog.