Durango High School JROTC Pass and Review Parade

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By Cheri Fisher and Su Phelps, Photos by Su Phelps

On May 4th the Durango High JROTC had their Pass and Review Parade. Jeff Baumgart, Senior Instructor, explained that the cadets will be showcasing their military discipline and their traditions. Cadets were presented awards for their achievements and told of their pursuits after graduation.

Presenting some of the awards were; Edward Pierce- Scottish Right of Las Vegas, Gus Aon Wolffradt- MOAA, Len Yelnick- Military Order of Purple Heart, Jeff Gutting- Sons of American Revolution, Lois Collins and Elizabeth O’Brien- Daughters of American Revolution, and Michele Kenyon- Women Veterans of Nevada.

Teacher of the Year for the JROTC program was Nicole Adarme, who was very excited for the honor, and stated how proud she is to be a part of the lives of this great bunch of kids.