History at Clark High School has made a NJROTC tradition


Written by Andre’ Haynes • Photographed by Destiny Beavers

On Monday-April 23, 2018 at 1800 h, Clark High School hosted the 24th Annual Awards Night and Change of Command Ceremony. Cadets were acknowledged who’s individual and group achievements made the 2017-18 school year successful. Cadets performed many hours of commitments, social activities and community services. The schedule of events included opening remarks, presentation of colors, welcoming remarks, principal remarks, award presentations, change of command ceremony and graduating ceremony.

Awards included: Distinguished Unit, Cadet Achievement, Distinguished Cadet, Honor Cadet, American Legion, American Legion (Ladies Auxiliary), American Veterans Silver JROTC Award, Army JROTC (SAL Award), Daughters of the American Revolution, Fleet Reserve Association, Marine Corps. League LV Detachment 186, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart and Military Order of the World Wars, Navy League of the United States, National Sojourners Award, Non-Commissioned Officers Association of America, Order of the Daedaleans, The Reserve Officers Association, Scottish American Military Society Post 777, Scottish Rite of the Free Masonry, Sons of America Revolution, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America. The Distinguished Cadet is awarded yearly to one cadet in each year group with the highest combined average for overall scholastic standing and aptitude. The Honor Cadet is awarded yearly to one cadet in each year group with the highest overall academic achievement (Grade Point Average-GPA) in school, including the Naval Science course. Cadet Achievement is awarded to any cadet who distinguishes him/herself by outstanding achievement or sustained superior performance. The Naval Science Outstanding Cadets is awarded yearly to outstanding cadets in their Naval Science class based on citizenship, academic, performance, personal appearance and conduct. Clark “C” Letter is awarded to a cadet who excels in the area of physical fitness and NJROTC competitions.

Senior biographies were published inside the event program of Cadet Commander Tia Kolakowski, Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Warren, Cadet Lieutenant Priscilla Landeros, Cadet Lieutenant Emmanuel Gordillo, Cadet Lieutenant Abilene Gonzalez, Cadet Lieutenant Audrey Lu, Cadet Lieutenant Heimy Jun, Cadet Lieutenant Jr. Grade Kanoe Lehua Mores, Cadet Lieutenant Jr. Grade Nicholas Pinal, Cadet Ensign Edson Bermejo, Cadet Chief Petty Officer Lizbeth Abad, Cadet Chief Petty Officer Matthew Quinn, Cadet Chief Petty Officer Richard Serrano, Cadet Petty Officer 1st Class Chloe Axas, Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarai Nava and Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class Magaly Hernandez.

Special thanks to Douglas L. Webster, M.Gy.Sgt. USMC(ret) for inviting the Armed Forces Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. to attend this event.

In the community the Armed Forces Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a 501(c)(6) Nevada non-profit organization contributes to Armed Forces charities financially and volunteers through its official charity, the Armed Forces Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Nevada non-profit organization. The mission is to provide programs, offer services and engage in other activities that promote and support community development for local Armed Forces members. Learn more online at www.armedforceschamber.com.