Fred Brock Post 828 awards JROTC cadets, sponsors 27 for Texas Boys & Girls State

San Antonio, TX

SAN ANTONIO – (May 26, 2022) – The American Legion is a strong supporter of Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and ROTC programs across the country.

Fred Brock American Legion Post 828 annually presents Military Excellence Award and Scholastic Excellence Award medals to outstanding cadets from Sam Houston High School and Highlands High School, both in the San Antonio Independent School District (ISD).

On May 12, 1st Vice Commander Burrell Parmer attended Sam Houston High School’s JROTC Awards Ceremony, presenting the Military Excellence Medal to Cadet Ujas Patel and the Scholastic Medal to Cadet Jose Felix-Combs. Additionally, the post awarded each cadet with a cash gift of $100.

Additional JROTC awards were presented to Cadets Chole Bruno and Manuel Gonzales of Brackenridge High School on May 21, and Cadets Carlos Islas and David Medrano of Highlands High School on May 25.

In support of Texas Boys State and Texas Bluebonnet Girls State, the post, in partnership with the San Antonio ISD, is sponsoring 14 boys and 13 girls for the weeklong program. The boys will be traveling to the University of Texas-Austin, and the girls will be at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.

“It’s crucial that we as Legionnaires support these programs,” said Parmer, who was elected post commander on May 17. “Our youth look up to us, and we must assist in molding them to become active and engaged citizens.”

American Legion Boys State and Girls State are among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students.

They are participatory programs where students become a part of the operation of their local, county and state government.

At American Legion Boys State and Girls State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, along with duties and responsibilities, of a franchised citizen.

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