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WCHS AFJROTC Roping Ceremony
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Monday, March 09, 2020

On Tuesday, March 9, WCHS AFJROTC conducted a Change of Command Ceremony. The Change of Command Ceremony is steeped in tradition and rich in military history. These ceremonies date back 954 years to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. These ceremonies are formal and symbolic of passing the responsibility, authority, and accountability, of command from one leader to another.

  • Cadet Logan Mullikin was named our new Flight Sergeant.
  • Honorable mention of our previous class leader, Cadet Airmen Basic Kemya Veal; Cadet Veal has performed several flag details, commanded the 5th Block classroom, kept cadets in order and promoted teamwork in her day to day duties even though it was stressful and challenging at times.
  • Cadet Octavius Strange was promoted to First Sergeant. Cadet Master Sergeant Strange will now be responsible for all morale and welfare issues concerning the WCHS Corps for the rest of the school year. He will also be responsible for coordination upcoming C.I.A. trips along with the Transportation NCO.

The following students received their ropes during the 5th block ceremony:

  • Cadet Drew Mobley officially received his ropes as our Cadet Commander for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Drew was recognized for Cadet Commander Lieutenant Col William Mobley distinguished himself by embodying the Air Force Core Values, of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do. After the retirement announcement of Col William Edmonds, former SASI of Wilkinson County High School, Cadet Commander Lt Col Mobley raised and lowered the flag, without fail, even though the program was temporarily shut down.
  • Cadet Victor Rodriquez officially received his ropes as our Vice Commander for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Cadet Second Lieutenant Rodriguez fosters teamwork, helps his classmates by consistently exhibiting the WILCO PRIDE our Administrators want to see and excelling in and out of the classroom in the last month.
  • Cadet Eligha Currie officially received his ropes as our new Class Leader for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year. During the month of February, Cadet Currie amassed several hours of community service conducting six flag details. Fostering the spirit of Espirit de corps. Cadet Currie was one of three incoming FRESHMAN to attend the annual Military Ball attended by more than 100 Cadets from four neighboring schools. For his efforts, Cadet Currie deserves the recognition of wearing the distinctive white rope as your new class leader.


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