PR Cadet Major Jakob Reagan awarded Union County Patriot Award
On Saturday, November 6, 2021, the city of Monroe awarded Porter Ridge High Cadet Major Jakob Reagan the Union County Patriot Award. The Patriot Award recognizes one outstanding JROTC cadet from each of the high school programs in Union County.
The recipient is selected for demonstrating a high degree of patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship, and general excellence. Cadet Reagan, who boasts a 3.6 GPA has been an instrumental part of the Piedmont/Porter Ridge JROTC program. In the spring he served in the position of Squadron Commander and then attended Blue Ridge Leadership Camp this summer as a Cadre serving in the position of Flight Commander.
More recently he planned and led execution of the NC-955 annual Bataan Memorial March in which cadets marched 14 miles and raised $900 for Monroe VFW Post 5464. Additionally, he led several Color Guards for football games at both Porter Ridge and Piedmont.
When asked about his reaction to receiving the award, Reagan responded, "It was definitely a surprise, but I am very honored to receive the Union County Patriot Award!"
Written by Maj Chad Richardson, USAF (Retired) Senior Aerospace Science Instructor AFJROTC NC-955, Piedmont High School