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JROTC holds military ball

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The Grant County High SchoolJROTC Military Ball, which began in 2005, was held May 14 with 169 JROTC Cadets and 143 guests and parents. The four-course catered meal was followed by an awards program and ended with two and a half hours of dancing and entertainment.

“I would like to personally thank all the GCHS school staff for helping make this successful,” said Sgt. Maj. (ret.) Charles Duffee. “I would also like thank our administration and district staff for making the facilities available for our use. Without this type of support our JROTC Military Ball would not be possible.”

The following $1,000 merit based educational scholarships were given by the JROTC Boosters:
• Nicole Davis - attending and has completed her first year at Eastern Kentucky University
• Eric Napier - enrolled to attend Eastern Kentucky University
• Kory Reed - enrolled to attend Northern Kentucky University
• Haley Post - enrolled to attend Northern Kentucky University
• Kaythryn Trenary - enrolled to attend Northern Kentucky University

“I know of no other local booster organization at Grant County High School who rewards academic and demonstrated leadership performance with this type of monetary award to deserving GCHS Students who are striving to continue their education,” Duffee said.

Out-going supertindent Michael Hibbett passed the GCHS JROTC Colors, which were handmade by Velma Bowen from the district office, to the new GCHS JROTC Unit Battalion Commander Cadet Cory Gray and charged him with doing as good a job in the future as the old outgoing Commander Eric Napier.

The command group was announced, which included: Cadet Jonathon Gatewood as the new Executive Officer and Cadet James Ramsey as the Cadet Battalion Command Sergeants Major, along with Cadet Jacob Parker as the new JROTC Teams Commander.
Cadet Major Anne Ritchie, the Battalion S-1, served as Master of Ceremonies.