Creekview HS JROTC Raiders Win State Championship!

Creekview HS JROTC Raiders Win State Championship!

From left to right, front row: Manager Amber Walker, Natalie Sutherland, Tera Yeager, Bianca Tupman, Assistant Commander Jessica Hankin; back row: Warren Teachworth, Commander Thomas Musgrave, Aaron Freeman, Alex Godfrey, Jacob Schwarzman, Ryan Lamazares, Cole Reece, Manager Bailey Hall, and team coach, JROTC instructor First Sgt. Greg Anderson. Not pictured: Audrey Rupert.

The Creekview High School Army JROTC Program earned first place at the Georgia State Raider Championships!

The competition to determine the “best of the best” in Georgia was hosted in October by Spalding High School. Georgia has 12 JROTC Regions, each with 10 schools, and every Region sent its top three teams to the competition, based on their Region State Qualifying Competition. Creekview HS was the region winner.

Creekview HS JROTC instructor First Sgt. Greg Anderson coaches the team for the CrossFit-style competition — a six-hour series of athletic events, but with cadets completing all events as a team rather than as individuals.

Students on this year’s team, upon graduation, will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, University of Georgia and University of North Georgia, and will be serving in the United States Marine Corps, the United States Army, Army Reserves, and Georgia Army National Guard.

Team members are: Team Commander Thomas Musgrave, Assistant Commander Jessica Hankin, Alex Godfrey, Warren Teachworth, Tera Yeager, Natalie Sutherland, Cole Reece, Ryan Lamazares, Bianca Tupman, Audrey Rupert, Jacob Schwarzman and Aaron Freeman.

The team will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the Board’s Nov. 16 meeting.


Woodstock HS Student Wins Prestigious Legion of Valor Award!

Katlyn smiles after the award is presented. She is one of only two recipients in Georgia and north Florida this year.

Watch this brief video about the outstanding Cadet and her award!

A Cherokee County School District student has won the prestigious Legion of Valor Award, the highest honor a Junior ROTC cadet can receive!

Woodstock High School Navy JROTC Cadet Lt. Commander Katlyn Deveau is one of only two cadets in Area 12, which includes all of Georgia and Northern Florida, to win the honor this year.

Lt. Mark Fagan, the school’s Senior Naval Science Instructor, presented the award to Katlyn as a surprise during her first period Naval Science class on Wednesday morning.

Navy JROTC Cadet Lt. Commander Katlyn Deveau, center, with her Legion of Valor award; she is pictured with her parents, Mark and Shannon Deveau.

Katlyn also was presented the Cadet Achievement ribbon for outstanding performance as a cadre at Area 12 Leadership Academy.

Her parents, Mark and Shannon Deveau, were present for the award and shared their proud congratulations with their daughter afterwards.

Lt. Mark Fagan presents Katlyn with the prestigious Legion of Valor award during Naval Science class at Woodstock HS.

Sequoyah HS Class of 2017 Graduate Headed to West Point

Andy Whittles

A Sequoyah High School Class of 2017 graduate is headed to West Point!

Andy Whittle, who graduated with honors, has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

An Eagle Scout, Andy participated in the school’s Air Force JROTC including serving as Group Commander and Drill Team Commander his senior year and as a member of its Kitty Hawk Air Society. Through the summer Cadet Leadership Course at The Citadel, Andy earned the Squadron Outstanding Cadet award, which is presented to the cadet ranked highest in a squadron of 150.

As a JROTC cadet, Andy logged more than 150 community service hours through activities including Veterans Day programs, MUST Ministries food drives, American Red Cross blood drives, campus beautification projects and school and feeder school events and projects.

Andy attended the American Legion’s Georgia Boys State summer program for four years, participating in various chorus groups during the event and winning Region Champion for Boys Quartet as a junior and State Champion for Boys Quartet as a senior. Elected to the position of Supreme Court Justice at Georgia Boys State, Andy also received the Scholastic Excellence Award from the Legion.

He ran cross-country for two years and participated in a previous high school’s crew team, with which he lettered. Andy also volunteers through his church as an audio and visual system volunteer.