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30 2130 CEREMONY: EVERYONE PLEASE RISE FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS. MARCH ON THE COLORS NATIONAL ANTHEM POST THE COLORS PLEASE BE SEATED. REMARKS (LTCOL MCCARTHY) UNIT AWARDS SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013: The Riverhead NJROTC Unit was awarded Distinguished Unit with Honors for SY 2012-2013 as one of the top 11 units in Area Four. The Award is based on overall performance of the unit and cadets in the areas of drill, academics, physical fitness, air rifle, leadership, community service, school service and the Area Managers Inspection. All cadets receive the Distinguished Unit Ribbon. For the 6th consecutive year the Drill Team was recognized as one of the top 12 Drill Teams in the northeast by qualifying for the Area Championships where NS-1 Team won 1st Overall. AWARDS LIST MEDALS Marine Corps League - Distinguished Citizen - Distinguished Service Military Officers Association of America (Outstanding future leadership potential)

Brendon Grimes Robyn Schneider Cassidy Brown

American Legion General Military Excellence Award Cody Harris Scholastic Excellence Award Rachel Blackmore

Naval Science 1 Camaraderie Award First Year Cadet who most exemplifies the spirit of teamwork and Esprit de Corps Laurence Nash SOAR NJROTC AwardNicholas Waldron (Outstanding academics and patriotism) United States Army Awards Patrick Kruszon and Abigail Wehunt (Leadership potential and military discipline) Veterans of Foreign Wars Michael Kujawski and Alex Urban (Outstanding discipline, character, and citizenship) American Veterans Award JaWaun Kenreich (Positive attitude, initiative, dependability, sound judgment) Daughters of the American Revolution Madison Messina (Outstanding patriotism and service to the community) Navy League Award Nicholas Deschamps (Reflects highest standards of academics, leadership attitude and appearance) Sons of the American Revolution James McEntee (High degree of military bearing and excellence all around excellence in the program.) Military Order of the Purple Heart Ashlyn Whyard (Positive attitude for NJROTC and country, leadership potential, active in school and community affairs) Surface Navy Association Stephen Decatur Awards Donald Visek and Zachary Manuel (Character reflects Navys Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment demonstrates motivation, performance of duty and military bearing.) Scottish Rite Award Sean Schuhmann (Cadet exhibits dependability, good citizenship and patriotism.)

Military Order of World Wars Brianne Corwin (Outstanding service to the unit, patriotism and love for our country) National Sojourners Award (Outstanding patriotism and Americanism) Order of Daedalians Aleki Lui

Christian Hojenski and Ashlyn Sagarin

(For patriotic spirit, service and love of country) Women of the Moose (Moose Lodge) (Graduating college bound NS-4 female) Alison Miller

Veritas Rebekah Lodge No. 167 Scholarship Award Eugene McDonald (Senior demonstrating outstanding loyalty, citizenship and friendship) Lions Club Award (Outstanding community service and leadership) Rotary Award (Outstanding community service and leadership) Special Awards/Presentations Alumni Scholarship Award presented by Amanda Gallo and Brian Weinhardt (last years' NROTC scholarship recipients) Harold Hubbard "Top Shot" Award for best Air Rifle marksman RIBBONS LIST Distinguished Cadet Award Cody Harris- Senior rd (3 Highest Ribbon/Top Cadet in each Year Group) Robyn Schneider - Junior Ashlyn Whyard - Soph Gwendolyn Hilles - Fr Harold Hubbard - Sr Nicholas Deschamps -Jr Brianne Corwin - Soph Muhammed Fareed - Fr Cody Harris Thomas Kopp

Harold Hubbard

Honor Cadet (Top academic student in each year group)

OTHER RIBBONS AWARDED: Military Aptitude Ribbon (Exceptional military aptitude and dedication to NJROTC) Naval Science 1,2,3,4 Outstanding Cadets (Citizenship, academics, personal appearance and conduct)

Exemplary Conduct Academic Ribbon Exemplary Personal Appearance Physical Fitness Ribbon Participation Ribbon Unit Service Ribbon (Exemplary service and dedication as determined by NSI) Community Service Ribbon Drill Team Ribbon (Team member in good standing / Performed in Competition) Color Guard Ribbon NS 1, 2, 3 and 4 Course Completion Certificates Change of Command Passing of organizational Colors from outgoing Cadet Commander to incoming Cadet Commander FINAL COMMENTS --- GUNNERY SGT MAHALA AND I WISH TO THANK ALL THE PARENTS FOR THEIR EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT AND IN PARTICULAR THOSE PARENTS WHO ORGANIZED AND ORCHESTRATED OUR RECORD SETTING FUND RAISING EFFORTS, TRAVELLED TO ALL OUR DRILL MEETS, AND CHAPERONED OUR OVERNIGHT TRIPS TO BASIC LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND NYC / PHILADELPHIA, PA. A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO PHYLIS HOLT NURSIE FOR HER CONTINUED SUPPORT. THANK YOU TO OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. WICKS, NANCY CARNEY, THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT AND THE RIVERHEAD SCHOOL BOARD FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT. Great Job to the Vineyards and their entire staff for their outstanding service!!!! THIS CONCLUDES OUR AWARDS CEREMONY. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER.