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Junior ROTC cadets earn high ratings

Cadets recruit during lunches.


The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Porter Ridge and Piedmont High Schools in Monroe, NC earned an overall Unit Evaluation score of “Exceeds Standards," the highest rating attainable, during their evaluation on 7 Nov 2018. The cadets jointly briefed the Air Force evaluator, conducted a Pass in Review and drill routine, and completed an extensive assessment checklist. 

Captain Louis D. Werder and Chief Master Sergeant Dwight B. Holmes have created a dynamic and supportive learning environment coupled with excellent community outreach. These instructors have provided outstanding leadership in administering this cadet-centered citizenship program. 

The cadets, commanded by Porter Ridge cadet Katherine Bowers, have active drill and orienteering teams, field trip planning committees, social committees, and physical fitness teams. Cadets performed exceptionally well and take great pride in leading and accomplishing their unit goals. The Porter Ridge High School Air Force ROTC citizenship program is making a positive impact on the students, school, and Monroe community.


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