CFF’s 2015 JROTC Award for
Excellence in Academics Program

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Celebrate Freedom Foundation Concludes
2015 JROTC Award for Excellence in Academics Program and Announces Award Winners!

The Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s 2015 JROTC Award for Excellence in Academics Program was a big success, and we have the stars to prove it!

Recognizing ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students enrolled in Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps JROTC units across the United States and overseas, this year’s program received hundreds of nominations.

Two hundred cadets received awards, including 14 who received special recognition for participating in this year’s first ever essay contest.   

JROTC instructors, following guidelines for CFF’s JROTC Award Program, considered each cadet’s personal character and nominated as many cadets as they believed deserved recognition for excellence in academics during the 2014-15 school year. Instructors present awards, including CFF’s JROTC Award, to cadets at ceremonies before the end of each academic year.

CFF’s Award Program has grown in popularity since Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University first sponsored the program years ago.

However, unable to find a sponsor, the CFF was forced to make changes to conduct this year’s program. The changes were designed to help make the program self-funding, so that it would never again be threatened if a sponsor could not be found to support it.

Cadets, receiving the JROTC Award, received completed certificates and ribbons.

Many cadets chose to participate in the Foundation's first ever essay contest, which was added to this year’s program. The Blue Star Mothers of South Carolina evaluated the essays and selected cadets to receive special recognition. Essay winners received accounterments (silver, gold and bronze stars) on their ribbons and additional recognition on their certificates.

All award recipients are identified here.

CFF’s leaders congratulate this year’s recipients of the 2015 JROTC Award for Excellence in Academics and wish each of them the best in their future endeavors.

Meanwhile, JROTC instructors are encouraged to contact Stuart Morgan, who chaired this year’s award program, at webmaster@cff-soar.org by May 15 if they encounter any problems with the nominations they made and/or the award packages they received.

Thank you for supporting CFF’s 2015 JROTC Award Program!

Sincerely,

Stuart Morgan

Chair, CFF's 2015 JROTC Award for Excellence Program

 

ATTENTION JROTC INSTRUCTORS:  Help provide the recognition your award-winning cadets deserve by clicking here and downloading a news release template to announce your cadet’s achievement if he/she won this year’s JROTC Award for Excellence in Academics. Please click here to download a news release template to announce your cadet’s achievement if he/she received special recognition in this year’s essay contest. IMPORTANT: Carefully insert the information noted in [Red Brackets], change the red type to black type, and e-mail the news release to your local media shortly before or after you present the award. Using this method to promote your cadet’s achievement, if employed correctly, should put your cadet and JROTC unit in the spotlight. Good luck!

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