Northern High cadet earns JROTC award

The Cumberland Scottish Rite presents the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry JROTC Award to Cadet Maj. Savannah Lewis. From the left are Elmer “Bud” Miles, treasurer; Jerry Robinette, secretary; Jamey Hill, personal representative; retired Lt. Col. Jack Riley; Lewis; Robin Summerfield, venerable master; and Ray Ryan, orator. 

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CUMBERLAND — Cadet Maj. Savannah Lewis of Northern Garrett High School was presented with the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry JROTC Award by the Cumberland Scottish Rite.

Lewis is the Husky Battalion executive officer and a junior at Northern High School. She plans to continue the tradition in her family of joining the United States Marines after graduation in 2018.

The award is a national program of recognition initiated for outstanding Junior ROTC students that has been approved by the assistant secretary of defense. This initiative recognizes high school youth enrolled in the JROTC for their scholastic excellence and  Americanism efforts. The award consists of a medal, ribbon and a certificate suitable for framing. The medal depicts the heraldic logo of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. The award recognizes one outstanding cadet in the second year or second to last year of their commitment to their unit.

To be eligible for the award, the cadet must have contributed the most among cadets on campus to encourage and demonstrate Americanism by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or community projects; be in the top 25 percent of the academic class; and demonstrated outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship and patriotism.

More information about the Cumberland Scottish Rite is available at www.cumberlandscottishrite.org.

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