Mayor Benton proclaims new crest for Westwood ROTC

Fort Pierce Mayor Robert Benton recently presented a special proclamation from the city to the Westwood High School administration and ROTC battalion for the new unit patch and crest to recognize their “pride in the past, dedication in the present and confidence in their future.” The school colors of maroon and grey are present in the crest, with maroon symbolizing victory and black symbolizing consistency. Other icons symbolize the arts, science, atheltics, knowledge, and spirit of adventure found in every cadet, the proclamation states. Mayor Benton described the cadets as the “scholars, athletes and leaders of the future.” Pictured, from left, are Principal Mallissa Hamilton, Assistant Principals Anthony Conti,┬áMary Gregory, James Sloan, and Presley Charles, Battalion Commander Cadet Major Quinton McCormick, Battalion Executive Officer Cadet┬áMajor Jon Parrish, Battalion Adjutant Cadet Sergeant First Class Amanda Frederick, and Mayor Benton at the podium.