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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. Read the rest of this entry »
In a competition involving Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps teams from around the globe, the Cadets of Saint Thomas Academy in St. Paul, Minn., took top honors at the 2009 Junior ROTC Academic Bowl.
The competition, created exclusively for Junior ROTC Cadets by the College Options Foundation, provides the nearly 300,000 students in the Army Junior ROTC program the opportunity to showcase their academic prowess.
More than 2,100 teams participated in the initial phase of the competition, which was conducted online. Top placing teams advanced to Level II – which also was conducted online with a web/voice interactive component. The final phase of the competition, involving 72 teams, took place at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., June 26-30. Read the rest of this entry »