More than a dozen Callaway High School students were honored at a recent Air Force Junior ROTC awards ceremony.
The National Awards Ceremony, which took place April 29, honored Junior ROTC members who have excelled in the program. Awards were a surprise to students, who were presented with their honors by members of local veterans clubs and other organizations in the LaGrange area.
The following are the awards and their recipients:
- Air Force Association Award: Cadet Lt. Colonel James Maxwell
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- American Legion Scholastic Award: Cadet Colonel Paten Pearson
- American Legion General Military Excellence Award: Cadet Lt. Colonel Kayla Stelt
- Daughters of the American Revolution Award: Cadet Lt. Colonel Taryn Breaux and Cadet Lt. Colonel Susan Cannon
- Reserve Officers Association Award: Cadet Lt. Colonel James Maxwell
- Military Order of World Wars: Cadet Technical Sergeant Hakeem Swindle
- Military Officers Association of America Award: Cadet Major Jessica Whatley
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Award: Cadet Major Kallie Montgomery and Cadet Lt. Colonel Kayla Stelt
- Sons of the American Revolution Award: Cadet Captain Jonathan Hemrich
- Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award: Cadet Lt. Colonel Taryn Breaux
- Tuskegee Airmen Award: Cadet Staff Sergeant Brandon Barger and Cadet Technical Sergeant Jerri Lee Thornton
- Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Award: Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Alan Harper
- Distinguished AFJROTC Cadet Award: Cadet Lt. Colonel Kayla Stelt
- Cadet of the Year Award: Cadet Lt. Colonel Kayla Stelt