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Incline JROTC cadets busy as school year closes

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An Incline cadet is honored at the May 26 event.

Incline High School hosted a flag raising ceremony on Friday, May 27, honoring soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in honor of Memorial Day. The

The school would like to give a special thanks to the Incline JROTC Highlander Battalion for conducting the flag ceremony, which was composed of 15 cadets. In addition, thanks to Cadet Lt. Col. Symone Dees, the JROTC Battalion Commander, for emphasizing the reason we honor our nation's armed forces veterans; as well as Mrs. Hermann, the Incline High School Principal for her motivational speech and continued support.

We would also like to thank Cadet 2nd Lt. Shylee Dees for singing the national anthem. The ceremony, in its 22nd year, was attended by students and various community organizations.

JROTC AWARDS NIGHT

The Incline Highlander Battalion also conducted their 33rd annual awards night event on Thursday, May 26, at the Incline High school Theater.

In the event, Cadets were presented awards for their recognitions and contributions to the program and their community. That evening, the new battalion commander took charge for the remainder of the current school year and the next year to come.

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Brigade Olympics

On Saturday, May 21, the Highlander Battalion competed in the Annual Brigade Olympics held this year at Galena High School. The event was an opportunity for cadets to compete in seven athletic events against 14 other schools in the brigade, making up nearly 425 cadets.

The events included teams of four to six participants competing in timed sit-ups, pushups, pull-ups, the eight-person-leg-stretch, 50-yard dash, one-mile relay, and a mile run.

The Highlander Battalion sent a team of approximately 25 cadets and two instructors — they were small in numbers, but big in heart.

Incline JROTC took 2nd in the 50-yard-dash and 4th in the push-ups. Overall, participating cadets exceeded expectations at the Annual Brigade Olympics this year.

This article was provided by the Incline High School JROTC Highlander Battalion.