By Kelli Germeraad
On January 29, Vanden High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) cadet group held its annual awards night.
This is a special night in which outstanding cadets are honored with national awards from Veterans and military organizations based on meeting high standards of academics, community service, patriotism, and leadership. In addition, these awards night offer the cadet group the opportunity to showcase to parents and community members the successes of both individual cadets and the group as a whole.
Throughout my interaction with JROTC programs, especially Vanden’s, I have had the opportunity to see students excel both as leaders as well as involvement in the community. This program offers each cadet room to grow and achieve as individuals and as a team.