Marine Corps JROTC cadets receive awards

May 11, 2013

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Marine Corps JROTC cadets from Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center attended an awards ceremony May 1.

The event was in the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center.

Local military organizations presented scholarships and cash awards to top cadets:

American Legion Post 278: Zachary Welty for military excellence and Astrid Avila for scholastic excellence (both include $1,000 scholarships).

American Legion Post 491: senior William Black and underclassman Hunter Dowell for military excellence; senior David Hull and underclassman Morgan Arnold for scholastic excellence.

Marine Corps League/Comanche Peak Detachment Eagle Award: Zachary Welty.

Other award recipients were:

Commander Burns Academic Excellence Award: David Hull (includes a $100 scholarship).

Daedalian Achievement Award: Dalton Robinson.

Daughters of the American Revolution/Elizabeth Crockett Chapter Bronze Medal: Cindy Adams.

Devil Dog Award (most motivated male cadet): Cody Vasquez.

Fort Worth Scottish Rite Award: Karen McLellan.

Marine Corps Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy: Cody Vasquez.

Military Officers Association of America Medal: Daniel Alaniz.

Military Officers Association of America JROTC Scholarships: Astrid Avila and Brittni Selman (both will receive $1,250 scholarships).

Military Order of the Purple Heart: Stephen Schofield.

Military Order of the World Wars Bronze Medal: Timothy Correa.

Molly Marine Award (most motivated female cadet): Cindy Adams.

National Sojourners Award: Matthew McLellan.

Reserve Officer Association Medal: Cody Vasquez.

Sons of the American Revolution/Brazos Valley Chapter JROTC Bronze Medal: Kiran Lachman.

United States Naval Academy Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Seminar: Morgan Arnold.

Women Marines Association Award for Outstanding Cadet: Brittni Selman.

Cadet battalion staff members are Lt. Colonel Zachary Welty, commanding officer; Major Kourtney Norwood, executive officer; Sgt. Major Alex Brake; Captain Cindy Adams, S-1 administration; Capt. Tanner Caraway, S-3 operations; Captains David Hull and William Black, company commanders; and Sgt. Stephen Schofield, S-4 logistics.

The JROTC instructors are Lt. Col. Scott Casey and 1st Sgt. Johnny Rositas.

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