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Scottish American Military Society Honors Navy JROTC Cadet he Frank L. Kennon Post 1952 T of the Scottish American Military Society (“SAMS”) presented a JROTC award in a ceremony at King High School to Cadet Connor Rehn recently. The King High School Navy JROTC awards ceremony was held at the school on March 31st and included a drill team demonstration and a pass-in-review, and refreshments for recipients, presenters and cadets, parents and guests. Cadet Connor Rehn was nominated for the SAMS JROTC Award by the King High School Naval Science Instructor SCPO Chris Blake, USN (Ret.). Cadet Rehn is of Scottish ancestry, and was one of the Program’s front-runners this year. He was one of a few cadets within the unit that has successfully graduated from the arduous Leadership Academy located in St. Petersburgh, Florida. As such, he is one who displays outstanding leadership traits and possesses the potential for assuming positions of increased responsibilities. He is highly dependable and of good character. He is one of our most mature cadets. As Confederate Daughters Honor Navy JROTC Cadet In observance of Armed Forces Day, United Daughters of the Confederacy’s® (“UDC”) Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Chapter 2640 presented a JROTC award in ceremony at King High School to Cadet Angel Jones. The Chapter participated in the King High School Navy JROTC awards ceremony at the school on March 31st, which included a drill team demonstration and a passin review, and refreshments for recipients, presenters and cadets, parents and guests. Cadet Angel Jones was nominated for the United Daughters of the Confederacy JROTC Award by the King High School Naval Science Instructor SCPO Chris Blake, USN (Ret.). Cadet Jones was one of the Platoon Leader, and Executive Officer of Bravo Company, he has demonstrated great leadership skills and directions to his subordinates. His great organizational skills enabled him to flawlessly manage his company with great success. He has a great personality and has the skills to manage while getting along with others within the unit. He has been involved in a myriad of NJROTC activities this year. His performance has been exceptional. He wears the uniform with honor, great dignity and distinction. His appearance is always impeccable. Of particular note, Cadet Rehn maintains a 4.0 GPA within the program. SAMS Post 1952 member Alistair Stark presented the award to Cadet Rehn. Eligibility criteria for the SAMS JROTC award is Cadet who academic standards, class enrollment, has demonstrated the ideals of Americanism by deed, or conduct, or both; and has demonstrated a potential for outstanding leadership. (photo below). The Scottish–American Military Society was founded and chartered in North Carolina, April 12, 1981 as a non-profit organization. The Society was founded as a veteran’s organization. Membership is composed primarily of veterans of Scottish ancestry who have served –– or are serving –– in the Armed Forces of the United States and the Commonwealth SAMS purpose is to: preserve and promote Scottish and American Armed Forces customs, traditions, and heritage, by: providing a forum for exchange of military history and genealogical information; conducting public education programs; presenting military student honor awards; supporting Scottish activities at Highland Games; making contributions to qualified scholarship funds or institutions; making appropriate charitable contributions; and providing a fraternal atmosphere for members. The Frank L. McCennon Post is active in the West Central Florida, and its color guard is often seen at Veterans-related ceremonial events.• program’s front-runners this year. As Platoon Leader and member of the Academic Team, he has demonstrated great leadership skills and directions to his subordinates. His great organizational skills enabled him to flawlessly manage the largest platoon in the unit. He is the "go to" person within the unit this year. Most importantly, he maintains a highly competitive GPA within the district. He has been involved in a myriad of NJROTC activities this year. His instructor report he is the most dependable cadet within the unit and that his performance has been exceptional. He wears the uniform with honor, great dignity and distinction. His appearance is always impeccable. Of particular note, Cadet Jones' Platoon consists of 48 cadets that he must nurture and manage on a day-to-day basis. Chapter member Karen Waugh presented the award to Cadet Jones. Eligibility criteria for the United Daughters of the Confederacy JROTC awards is Cadet who has demonstrated qualities of academic excellence, leadership ability, military discipline, dependability, patriotism and exemplary character. The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is the Nation’s Oldest Patriotic Organization, dating to 1896, whose original purpose was the care of the aging Confederate Veterans after the War Between the States. Today the UDC has five objectives: Educational, Benevolent, Memorial, Patriotic and Memorial. The Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Chapter 2640 was chartered in April 2004 in Temple Terrace and is very active fulfilling these objectives.• 14 To advertise call 813.501.4894 Lifestyles at Live Oak Preserve / AUGUST 2016


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