The Lake Highlands High School Wildcat Battalion Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) held their 2nd Annual Pass in Review and award ceremony on May 6, 2022. Lt. Col. Robert Gerald, US Army (retired), senior Army instructor, and Master Sgt. Calvin Washington, U.S. Army (retired), Army instructor, invited several American Legion Post 178 members to attend.
Commander Delbert Parsons, and Post Executive Committee members Larry Wilhelm and Ed Reed, attended the ceremony and jointly presented awards to two outstanding cadets. Both cadets who earned the American Legion Peter J. Courcy Scholastic and Military Excellence awards were rewarded for their dedication, persistence and goal orientation.
The Lake Highlands High School Wildcat program was established in 2019 and currently has approximately 100 cadets. The program includes numerous special teams: Raider Team, Color Guard, Drill & Ceremony, Rifle Team and Saber Team. The battalion’s mission is “To Motivate Young People to Be Better Citizens.” More than 30 awards were presented during the ceremony, which concluded with the longstanding military traditions of a Change of Command and Pass In Review.