Air Force Junior ROTC Awards
2019-2020 PA-931 AFJROTC AWARDS
Although Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Air Force JROTC enjoyed a successful 26th year of operations, their scheduled Awards Ceremony on 28 April 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the ceremony did not take place in person, Colonel Fournier and Master Sergeant Sambuchino were able to recognize the Class of 2020 with national-level awards at the Senior Awards Ceremonies at their respective campuses in May. Once the 2020-2021 school year started, the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 were able to be recognized in front of their peers. Below is a listing of the awards that were presented.
Cadet Stephen Campbell earned the unit’s highest award, the Distinguished Cadet Badge and he will also serve as the unit’s Inspector General this school year.
Other awards and recipients are as follows:
Outstanding Cadet Ribbon- Nubahimana Gerard- ’20, Alex Purchase-‘21, Joseph Fournier-‘22, and Nicholas Cooper-‘23
Leadership Ribbon- Ethan Junkin-‘20, Faith Rebich-’20, Jack Jones-‘21,Victoria Purchase ’21, and Collin Hudson-‘22
Superior Performance Ribbon- Jaheim Bassham-‘21, Mason Bruce-’23, Mijaun Clark- ’21, Laith Ghazalah- ’21, Austin Golab-’22, Elijah Hunt-‘22, Olivia Ortiz- ‘21, Michael Parks-‘22, Jacob Pollock- ‘22, Andrew Roach-‘22, and Faith Wisniewski- ‘21
Aerospace Education Foundation Badge- Stephen Campbell, Jack Jones, Alex Purchase, Victoria Purchase, Ethan Schattner, and Faith Wisniewski, all Class of 2021
Air Force Association Award- Jack Jones-Class of 2021
Order of the Daedalians- Stephen Campbell-Class of 2021
American Legion Scholastic Award- Lara Glendenning-Class of 2021
American Legion General Military Excellence Award- Alex Purchase- Class of 2021
Daughters of the American Revolution Award- Christian Girts- Class of 2020
American Veterans Award- Nicholas Cooper-Class of 2023
Reserve Officers Association Award- Ellen Mercatoris-Morrison -Class of 2020
The Military Order of the World Wars Award- Mijaun Clark-Class of 2021
Military Officer’s Association of America Award- Victoria Purchase-Class of 2021
Veterans of Foreign Wars Bronze Award- Jaheim Bassham-Class of 2021
National Sojourners Award – Collin Hudson-Class of 2022
Sons of the American Revolution Award– Phillip Tran-Class of 2021
Scottish Rite, Americanism Award- Ethan Schattner-Class of 2021
Military Order of the Purple Heart Award- Joseph Fournier-Class of 2022
The Air Force Sergeants Association- Tamar Sample-Class of 2021
Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated Award- Jordan Haas and Brendan Lynch, both Class of ‘23
The Air Commando Association Award- Mason Bruce-Class of ‘23 and Olivia Ortiz- Class of ‘21
Longevity and the Good Conduct Award- Class of 2020-Jordan Adams, Maria Ali, Sam Alnaama, Devon Barnett, Angela, Bizzarro, Rachel Bowen, Nicholas Cacchione, Andrew Campbell, Jaelen Carson, Danny Cooper, Dorian Crosby, Elliott Dippel, Brenna Foley, Matthew Gaeta, Nubahimana Gerard, Christian Girts, Guy Glendenning Jr. , Lara Glendenning, Joseph Gusek, Nash Jones, Ethan Junkin, Madison Klinger, Trayshawn LAmoureux,, Cayden Lombard , Princess Mande, McKenna Markley, Ellen Mercatoris-Morrison , Luke Pollifrone, Faith Rebich, Mitchell Sweeney. Class of 2021-Jaheim Bassham, Stephen Campbell, Mijaun Clark, XZonder Goodwin, Jack Jones, Isaac Junkin, Ethan King-Vincent, Vitaliy Melkumov, LaCara Muldrew, Caleb Noble, Connor Rosenbaum, Tamar Sample, Ethan Schattner , Hunter Sunafrank, Kyle Tran, Phillip Tran, Jaheim Williams, Faith Wisniewski. Class of 2022- Elijah Andrae, Joseph Fournier, Austin Golab, Collin Hudson, Elijah Hunt, Griffin Irving, Lukas Koket, Nicholas McCarthy, Carmelo McLaurin, Mason Orlando, Olivia Ortiz, Michael Parks, Jacob Pollock, Jerijah Pruzenski, Alex Purchase, Victoria Purchase, Andrew Roach, Joseph Santone, Kyle Sargent, Kamen Smith, Trenton Sunafrank. Class of 2023- Khader Barry, Matthew Bond, Mason Bruce, Owen Callaghan, Brandon Colussi, Nicholas Cooper, Matthew Costa, James Fessler, Paul Flick, Anthony Frisina, Charles Gomez, Michael Grychowski, Jordan Haas, Isaiah Harrick, Elliott Herman, Ryan Hudson, Kasey Kensil, Ethan Klan, Jeffery Logan, Brendan Lynch, Wakeem Page, Nicholas Sacco, Noah Sacco, Izak Slupski, Blake Taylor, Hunter Thompson
Longevity Award- Class of 2020- Jacob Brumett, Gabriel Morales, Kaden Swanson, Daniel Tometsko, Hunter Tirpak. Class of 2021-Roy Buchanan, Mark Hudson, Joseph Reynolds, Jack Regal. Class of 2022- Charles Agresti, Avery Ball, Laith Ghazalah, Stephen Lebron, Armani Moore, Caden Pustelak, Bailey Williams. Class of 2023- Elijah Gibbs, Khali Horton, Ahmaad Tolbert-Page, Dellquan Warren.
Air Force JROTC 2018-2019 Distinguished Unit with Merit Award
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Unit PA-931 at Cathedral Prep has been selected as one of 102 units to receive the 2018-2019 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit with Merit Award. This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America.
The objectives of the Air Force JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to high school students who are in the 9th to 12th grades.
Air Force JROTC is located in close to 900 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific, and in Puerto Rico. Air Force JROTC enrollment includes more than 120,000 cadets who do over 1.6 million hours of community service each year.