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Roosevelt JROTC Unit earns Superintendent's Trophy

Dr. Gottardy presents the trophy to Roosvelt JROTC leadership.

Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools, presents the trophy to Battalion Commander Evan Pape and Battalion
Executive Officer Tanja Ojeda.

The cadence of the Roosevelt High School JROTC creed filled the school auditorium with pride during the Superintendent's Trophy presentation on May 13. The special award and honor is presented annually to the most outstanding ROTC unit in North East ISD. The trophy has made a home at MacArthur High School for the last six years and now it is time for the Roosevelt unit to start a streak of their own.

The Superintendent's Trophy

Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools, highlighted the many accomplishments the JROTC unit earned this year. With fourteen total categories in the superintendent’s competition, the Roosevelt JROTC earned the award with both skill and heart. The unit scored high marks in corps strength, marksmanship, retention, orienteering, and color guard. But even more impressive is the amount of heart the group possesses, as the unit won first in community service and school support, dedicating themselves to 35,000 volunteer hours this school year.

“It is a true testament to your hard work, your dedication, your perseverance – just the overall performance that you exude here,” said Dr. Gottardy as he presented the trophy to Battalion Commander Evan Pape and Battalion Executive Officer Tanja Ojeda. “You are a leader among your peers here at Roosevelt High School.”

Battalion Commander Evan Pape, ended the presentation ceremony by letting the unit know how proud he was of his fellow cadets, knowing that the leadership in the JROTC will only bring home more trophies next school year.

Roosevelt Unit surrounds trophy

The Roosevelt JROTC Leadership Team takes a photo with (left) SFC Lionel Brown AI (R), (right) LTC Robert Foutz SAI (R). Dr. Brian G. Gottardy and Principal Melvin Echard (back row right).

 

Posted on May 14, 2014