JROTC Finishes Up a Year of Successes
The JROTC at GW has had quite a year! The battalion turned in more than 1200 hours of school and community service this school year and will be adding 230 more hours working at the Colfax Marathon this weekend. They participated in 3 state-wide drill meets, 21 rifle matches, 3 Raider Challenge competitions and two rounds of the on-line JROTC National “Brain Bowl.”
The Girls Honor Platoon took 1st Place Overall at the Rocky Mountain Regional Drill Meet at the Denver Coliseum on April 18th. Several men, notably Eli Bartlett, Joe Coulombe, Sergio Quezada and Giovanni Waldo, won or placed in 1-Man, 2-Man or 4-Man drill at the same meet.
This past weekend they held the 2015 JROTC Annual Review and Awards Ceremony. Individual cadets were recognized for leadership and academic excellence by the district and numerous patriotic and service organizations.
SUPERIOR CADET AWARD
Daniel Stewart, 9th Grade
Sebastian Leal, 10th Grade
Giovanni Waldo, 11th Grade
Adrian Serratos, 12th Grade
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Shawn Jackson, 9th Grade
Faridunskokh Fayzulloev, 10th Grade
Nathaniel Patten, 11th Grade
Joseph Coulombe, 12th Grade
|Marisa Gonzalez-Lobatos||Brigade-wide Citizenship Award|
|Wendy Chisco-Hernandez and Christl Haley||Military Order of World Wars, for leadership|
|Daniel Martinez||National Sojourners, for leadership|
|Julia Tucker||Military Officers Association, for character|
|Faridunskokh Fayzulloev||Sons of the American Revolution, for leadership|
|Kenyonna Kelly||Daughters of the American Revolution, for leadership|
|Ruben Ochoa||Reserve Officers Association, for leadership|
|Eli Bartlett and Sebastian Leal||Veterans of Foreign Wars, for Academic Excellence|
|DaShawna Jackson||Army Recruiting Command for Patriotism|
|Giovanni Waldo||Order of Daedalians, for Academic Excellence and interest in aeronautics|
|Jayla Dixon||Military Order of the Purple Heart, for citizenship|
|Ben Thomson||Scottish Rite, for citizenship|
|Ena Curtic||Scottish American Military Society for academic excellence and interest in American History|
|Abney Good||Non-Commissioned Officers Association for leadership:|
|Demoni Boyce||Special Forces Association for Physical Fitness Achievement:|
The battalion received the Supply Excellence Plaque for having the best clothing and supply operation in the district. This plaque went to Enida Aganovic.
For the 5th year straight the battalion received the Board of Education Excellence Trophy for exceeding the numerical standards set for all schools.