Wesley J. Althaus top Junior ROTC Cadet
Wesley J. Althaus, a Junior ROTC Cadet at Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, Tenn., was named the 2009 Col. Frederick B. Bowling JROTC Cadet of the Year.
Althaus will receive a $3,000 scholarship with this award.
“Wes sets the example for his peers to emulate,” said Lt. Col (retired) Hugh Enicks, the senior army instructor with the school. “He easily handles numerous responsibilities both as a student and as an athlete.”
This year marks Althaus’ fourth year in has been in JROTC.
He is a member of the JROTC rifle team, on the school’s cross country team and a member of Boy Scout Troop 116, where he recently completed his Eagle Scout requirements.
Wes was selected to attend numerous programs last summer as he transitioned into his senior year of high school.
He was selected to attend the Summer Leader Programs at both the Coast Guard and Naval Academy, toured Europe last summer with the People to People Student Ambassadors Abroad and attended the national symposium for the school’s leadership bowl team , which won a trip to Washington, D.C. (one of 48 teams selected out of 1,600 competing).
At his school, Althaus is a leader as the president of the International Action Club, a member of the student council and a member of the National Honor Society and BETA Club.