The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


May 30, 2013

North Edgecombe High’s JROTC enjoys awards day

LEGGETT — LEGGETT — At the beginning of the North Edgecombe High School Awards Assembly in Leggett, the JROTC presented the Colors.  

Student and Cadet Maj. Shanika D. Scott, a JROTC Operations Officer, was presented the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) JROTC award by local DAR Micajah Pettaway Chapter member Dee Long. Shanika earned a 3.78 grade point average.  She is in the National Honor Society and both a volleyball and basketball athlete.  She received a ROTC nursing scholarship and will attend Winston-Salem State University.

Shanika is known as a leader, from sports to the classroom; throughout the community and her church, she is a role model. There are many activities that Shanika engages in throughout the year she volunteers her time during the day as a math and english tutor, turtoring (7-8) hours a week helping those with academic needs. After graduating from Winston-Salem State University she will be commisioned a 2LT in the U. S. Army Nursing Corps

The National Defense Committee of the Daughters of American Revolution was established in 1926.  The Committee awards ROTC Medals and campaign bars, and a Good Citizenship medal for outstanding contribution and achievement by youth in the area.  The DAR believes that a strong military is vital to American national defense.

DAR members encourage others to vote, communicate with government officials, promote strong principles in education, and unwaveringly support the Constitution of the United States of America, the patriotic values of our country, and the military men and women who serve the nation.

Other special awards were presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Alpha Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Americorp-Project Heart; Ebonette Club; Edgecombe Community College; Golden Leaf Foundation; Keihin Carolina Systems Technology Foundation, Inc.; NC A&T State University; Robert H. Whitehead; Salem Chapel Missionary Baptist Church; SECU Foundation; Vidant Edgecombe Hospital; and the United States Armed Forces.

Other awards presented were: Citizenship by Assistant Principal Mr. Thomas Mizelle; Honor Roll by Ms. A. Thompson; Senior Class Officers, Exemplary Seniors, N. C. Scholars, Honor Graduates, Valedictorian and Salutatorian by Mr. R. Batts

North Edgecombe High School SFC Thomas Moore presented other JROTC awards. Then these Departmental Awards were presented: Career and Technical Education and Cultural Arts by Ms. Carmella Barrett; English by Mrs. Brittany Lane; Foreign Language by Mrs. Martha Hartlety; Health and Physical Education by Mr. Jason Miller; Mathematics by Ms. Beatrice Lyons; Project Unify by Mrs. R. Batts; Reconnecting Youth by Mr. Reginald Johnson; Science by Mrs. R. Crandol; Social Studies by Mr. Eric Winstead; and Special Olympics by Mrs. R. Batts.

The JROTC retired the Colors at the end of the Awards Assembly.


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