The yearly JROTC awards ceremony happened on Thursday, March 24, at Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6.
East Side Scottish Rite President Michael H. Wilson had been satisfied with the attendance and and stated, «Our company is happy with our community, happy with our pupils inside our high schools and look forward every year to acknowledging outstanding JROTC Cadets on the east part of Atlanta».
Champions were selected the Outstanding Achievements and Essays:
Heritage Senior School, Cadet, Canecia Gordon
Salem Senior School, Cadet, Sabriyya Ariel Willis
Rockdale Senior School, Cadet Dwain J.D. Hebert
Loganville Highschool, Cadet Desmon A. Watson
Monroe Area Senior High School, Cadet, Brian J. Leeper
Walnut Grove Senior School, Cadet, Dakota C. Proffitt
Social Circle High School, Cadet Sammul McDaniel
Newton County High School, Cadet Jamal Green
Most of the award recipients received medals and award certificates from Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, letters of accomplishment from Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia flags and letters of success from Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp introduced by Clay Newman. All cadets received scholarships through the east part Scottish Rite Association with Cadet Brian J. Leeper of Monroe Area senior high school receiving the Cadet of Year through the east side Scottish Rite Association.
After the presentation of prizes and scholarships toward Junior ROTC honor cadets, Ambassador Roger smart gave some terms of wisdom towards junior cadets on the subject of leadership.