JROTC cadets earn honors at MacArthur
MacArthur High School honored its Junior ROTC cadets at its annual awards ceremony Tuesday.
Superior Cadet Medals were awarded to first-year cadet Divine Saunders, second-year cadet Brandon Hobbs, third-year cadet Devon Webb and fourth-year cadet Teresa Canada.
The Academic Excellence Awards went to first-year cadet Jason Fritts, second-year cadet Brand Hobbs, third-year cadet Johnny Sanchez and fourth-year cadet Teresa Canada.
The Distinguished Cadet Award for Scholastic Excellence was presented to Brandon Hobbs.
Other awards were:
Cadet Challenge, Top Five Female: 1.Kia Hayes, 2. Shahna Lee, 3. Jazzlyn Portalatin, 4. Brigida Sanchez, 5. Teresa Canada.
Cadet Challenge, Female Record Holders: shuttle-run, Jazzlyn Portalatin; flex-arm hang, Jazzlyn Portalatin; one-mile run, Kia Hayes; V-sit reach, Teresa Canada; curl-up, Maria Lopez..
Cadet Challenge, Top Five Male: 1. Khaleb Davis, 2. Keegan Smith, 3. Donaven Wolfe, 4. Joshua Dixon, 5. Caleb Peart.
Cadet Challenge, Male Record Holders: shuttle-run, Keegan Smith; curl-up, Divine Saunders; pull-up, Divine Saunders; one-mile run, Khaleb Davis; and V-sit reach, Keegan Smith.
U.S. Army Recruiting Command Award: Kia Hayes and Deonte Williams.
U.S. Navy Military Excellence Award: athletics, Austin Gonzalez; progress, Jacob Watts; merit, Henry Walton; and leadership, Khaleb Davis.
U.S. Marine Corps Excellence Award: music excellence, Destiny Montalvo; academics, Matthew Underwood; and athletics, Andrew Levine.
Oklahoma Army National Guard Award: athletics, Jazzlyn Portalatin; scholastics, Chloe Schell; progress, Caleb Peart; merit, Terrell Dean; and leadership, Aexander Dicks, Derric Brisendine and Donaven Wolfe.
U.S. Air Force Order of the Daedalians Award: Regan Pyles.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Leadership Award: Devon Webb.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 751 Award: Teresa Canada.
Special Forces Association Award: Deonte Williams.
Celebrate Freedom Foundation Award: Destiny Montalvo and Alicia Lopez.
Embry-Riddle Celebrate Freedom Foundation Award: La'kita West.
Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Award: La'Kita West and Brigida Sanchez.
Military Officers Association Award: Luis Diaz.
Military Order of the World Wars Award: Brandon Hobbs.
Col. Guy Rogers Memorial Award: Madeline Hooten.
AMVETS Post 10 Award: Divine Saunders.
Knights of Columbus Award: Hunter Martinez.
Daughters of the American Revolution Award: Zarius Marable.
Sons of the American Revolution Award: Johnny Sanchez.
United States Daughters of 1812 Award: Brigida Sanchez.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5263 Award: bronze medal, Brittany Bohannon; silver medal, Jonathan Mix; and gold medal, Shalika Pickens.
National Sojourners Award: Maria Lopez.
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Award: Garrison Matlock.
Greater Lawton Rotary Club: Kia Hayes.
The Sgt. Audie Murphy Club Award: Teresa Canada.
Battalion Commander's Medal of Excellence: Austin Gonzalez, Alec Hamilton, Destani Hughes, Traci Mosely, Caleb Peart, Jazzlyn Portalatin, Ryan Ratta and Chenar Thomas.
Outstanding Citizenship Award: Sara Frizzell, Alec Hamilton, Marcus Horn, Destani Hughes, Kaeli Kreiser, Jaylon Lartigue, Xavier McVea, Devon Morris, Clayton Portsher and Gabriel Stephens.
Class Hour Supply Clerks and Administrative Personnel: first hour, Breanna Still and Tajanae Pinkney; second hour, Tara-Jean Wilmore and Clayton Portscher; fourth hour, Jazzlyn Portalatin; fifth hour, Madeline Hooten and Divine Saunders; sixth hour, Chenar Thomas and Marcus Horn.
Class Leadership Medals: first hour, Alex Dicks and Tori-Jean DeLuca; second hour, Tierra Smith and Mackenzy Hancock; fifth hour, Shalika Pickens and Johnny Sanchez; sixth hour, Jonathan Mix and Kirk Davis.
Company Streamer Award: Cadet Challenge: Delta Company.
Best-Drilled Platoon: First Platoon, Delta Company.
Best-Drilled Company: Echo Company.
Best Overall Company: Delta Company.
JROTC letters: Austin Gonzalez, Alec Hamilton, Destani Hughes, Alicia Lopez, Divine Saunders and Chenar Thomas.
JROTC bars: Brittany Bohannon, Teresa Canada, Luis Diaz, Kia Hayes, Brandon Hobbs, Garrison Matlock, Brigida Sanchez, Johnny Sanchez, Devon Webb and Deonte Williams.
Highlander Battalion JROTC Leadership Award: Luis Diaz.
Honorary Highlander Battalion JROTC Cadet Captain: Vivianna Zavala.
Most Valuable Cadet: Teresa Canada.