Cadets recognized for community support

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 09:13 AM.

Supporting the Gulf County community is a main goal of the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School NJROTC program.

Recently, five cadets were recognized by Tupelo Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge #289 for their support of the Lodge and its members and as representatives of their company mate’s overall community support throughout the year.

During the Lodge’s annual Awards Dinner held at the Lodge in Wewahitchka, Cadets Megan Hubbard, Matthew Rocha, Kayla Willis, Claudia Gref and Alex Naus received certificates of appreciation recognizing their community service efforts.

The cadets “Presented the Colors” to start the ceremony and performed an extremely poignant Flag Folding Ceremony depicting the meaning behind each fold of a correctly folded American Flag.  The cadets wish to thank the Lodge for their recognition and support and are looking forward to further serving the Gulf County community.  The Port St. Joe NJROTC is a citizenship and leadership training program co-sponsored by Gulf County Schools and the United States Navy. Each year, over 600 hours of community service are performed by the Cadets through active participation in community events.

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