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B-L High JROTC Battalion receives “JROTC Honor Unit of Distinction” Award

Batesburg-Leesville, SC - Officers of the Batesburg-Leesville High School JROTC Panther Battalion were recognized by the Lexington 3 Board of Trustees on September 13 for receiving the Designation of Honor Unit with Distinction Rating for the 2016-17 school year from the Department of the Army.

The Secretary of the Army and 4th Brigade commander recognized the Panther Battalion for maintaining exceptionally high standards of cadet training and discipline during the 2015-16 school year. Some of the Battalion’s results included:

• Received a score of 400 points out of 400 on Unit Report • Received a score of 97.8 out of 100 on Last Command Inspection • Cadet enrollment of 25% of school population; goal is 10% • Participated in 4 Drill & Marksmanship meets • Participated in Community Service events such as: Veteran’s Day Program, Christmas Parade,

Hosting Military Ball, and Awards Day Program

• JROTC Leadership Camp 2016: 40 cadets were selected as Honor Cadets out of 850 participating cadets. Two of those cadets selected were from Batesburg-Leesville,, Ti’Jan Abney and Devin Loveless. • Of the 335 schools in the 4th Brigade area of operations, only 148 received the Honor of Distinction Award

The Batesburg-Leesville High School JROTC Panther Battalion is under the direction of Col. Jonathan Robinson and SSG Tim Covington.

Caption for photo: Batesburg-Leesville High School JROTC Panther Battalion Staff Officers are pictured with their “Honor Unit of Distinction” Award. Pictured are: Col. Jonathan Robinson, senior instructor; Sergeant Major Ti’Jan Abney; Lieutenant Miranda Wise; Major Wendy Diaz; Captain George Williamson; First Lieutenant Devin Loveless; Lieutenant Colonel Bridget Bedenbaugh; and B-L High Principal, Pat Padgett.

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