Jaguars Award Ceremony 2017
By: Sarai Narvaez
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion held its 20th Annual Army JROTC Awards Ceremony. This ceremony awards cadets for their outstanding excellence both inside and outside of the program. This ceremony could not be possible without the support of local civic organizations like the American Legion Post 318, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and our special guest Hugo Gonzalez, a Wounded Warrior who has served our country with honor.
The Ceremony was opened by the presentation and posting of the National colors by the Jaguar Color Guard led by cadet Sergeant 1st Class De’vonte Cousar presenting the National flag. Following was cadet 1st Sergeant Morgan Emerson presenting the State flag; and cadet 1st Sergeant Tesa May along with cadet Sergeant 1st Class Marco Nadar as guards. Also standing on the stage was our proud Principal Adrian Ocampo and cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Triplett, who presented the Superior Cadet awards to cadets Joleen Kalinowski, Morgan Emerson, Damilola Jolaogun, and Jamie Triplett.
The ceremony provided the opportunity to congratulate the cadets for their unrelenting service and loyalty to the Battalion, School, and Community; their professional appearance and character; their ability as leaders and knowledge of the JROTC values, program, and curriculum.
The Jaguars give a special thanks to all the organizations that participated and supported the ceremony.