After competing for Cadet of the Quarter honors, four students from the East Surry High School JROTC program have been recognized for their exemplary performance at the school.
According to Army Instructor First Sgt. Ronald Montgomery, on Nov. 18 competing cadets were dressed in their uniforms. A panel of judges comprised of the East Surry JROTC staff inspected each individual cadet and asked a series of questions. After the questions, the cadets were asked to show their knowledge of drill.
Cadets at level two and above demonstrated their drill technique while armed with mock rifles, while those in level one demonstrated without arms. Cadets were graded on how well they answered questions, their performance of drill and how well uniforms met standards.
Only cadets who had maintained an A average in the JROTC program throughout the semester were allowed to take part in the competition.
Afterwards, the following Cadets of the Quarter were announced: Level Four-Jakwon Thompson, Level Three-William Nichols, Level Two-Makayla Marquis and Level One-Zoe Ladd. Each winning cadet was promoted in rank and received a medal. All participating cadets received a ribbon for their uniforms.