On May 8, the Allendale-Fairfax High School Tiger Battalion held its awards banquet where instructors Major (Retired) Carl Howard and First Sergeant (Retired) Kenneth Tyler recognized outstanding cadets.
“This year, we were very blessed to have a very strong and energized leadership of cadets. The leadership did a great job in leading, organizing and setting standards throughout the entire school year. We would like to thank the parents, district administration, the community, fellow teachers, and friends of the program for your overall support,” said Major Howard, Senior Army Instructor.
2019-2020 Cadet Leadership: AuJeria Fllowers, BN CDR; Kayla Allen, BN XO; Anasia Cohen, BN CSM; Ziyan Owens, BN Special Project Officer; Symone Jones, Company Commander; Kimani Pryor, Company Commander; and Robert Goodloe, Company Commander.
Distinguished Cadet Award for Scholastic Excellence: Nyleia Doe won for being the LET 1 with highest overall academic average and leadership potential in JROTC.
Academic Excellence Award: This award represents those who have achieved all A’s, B’s and all A-B Honor throughout the school year. Recipients: Kayla Allen, Robert Goodloe, Symore Jones, Ziyan Owens, Gabriel Capers, Aujeria Flowers, Myrakel Moore, Sean Villard, Nyleia Doe, Savannah Joyner, Hikieem Carlton, Rodriuanna Williams, Chante Gresham, Chelsea Harris, Kaniya Frederick, Mahogany Saxton, Shyteria Daniels, Monaisha Crumley, Dennes Garcia-Cruz.
Senior Army Instructor Leadership Award: Awarded to cadets in LET 3 to 6 who displayed potential in leadership skills at various levels of command and staff. Recipients: Gabriel Capers, Kayla Allen, Anasia Cohen, Aujeria Flowers, Takima Owens, Ziyan Owens, Kimani Pryor, Shyteria Daniels, Chelsea Harris, Monaisha Crumley, Kaniya Frederick, Sean Villard, Myrakel Moore, Symone Jones, Robert Goodloe and Mahogany Saxton.
Army Instructor Leadership Award: Awarded to LET 1 and 2 cadets who displayed potential in leadership skills and most improved throughout the school. Recipients: Hikieem Carlton, Denne Garcia-Cruz, Nyleia Doe, Chante Gresham, Rodriuanna Williams, Sha’Mya Shipman, Lewis Davis, Camberlyn Odoms, LaSherry Busby, Aniyah Gill and Genesis Williams.
Army Instructor’s Most Improved JROTC Cadet Award: Lewis Davis won for showing constant progress throughout the year.
Academic Team Award: Awarded to two cadets who competed in an online STEM academic contest consisting of 1,800 other Army JROTC programs. The team consisting of Ziyan Owens and Robert Goodloe scored in the top 20 percent.
Perfect Attendance Award: Awarded to cadets with no unexcused absences during each quarter and semester within the school and JROTC.
- Perfect attendance for one semester: Nyleia Doe, Aniyah Gill, LaSherry Busby, Symone Jones
- Perfect attendance for 1st and 2nd semesters: Rodriuanna Williams, Mahogany Saxton
Best Drilled Cadets: Hikieem Carlton, Chante Gresham, Aniyah Gill, Kimani Pryor, Chelsea Harris, Nyleia Doe, Rodriuanna Williams, Ziyan Owens, Savannah Joyner, Brianna Hammond and Myrakel Moore were recognized as platoon and squad level leaders who placed in top 3rd and 5th during all practical drill examinations with and without arms.
Best Platoon Motto:
- Without arms - 1st Platoon, Alpha Company led by Chelsea Harris
Best Squad Ribbon:
- Without arms - 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company led by Hikieem Carlton
- With arms - 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company led by Hikieem Carlton
Best Platoon Ribbon:
- Without arms - 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company led by Aniyah Gill
- With arms - 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company led by Ziyan Owens
Silent Fancy Drill:
- With arms: Bravo Company led by Myrakel Moore
Cadet of the Year: Winner achieves a cadet rank promotion, certificate, trophy, and $25. The winner is Hikieem Carlton of 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company.
Best Company: Charlie Company led by Sean Villard, Ziyan Owens, and Robert Goodloe.
Special Teams Awards: The Drill Team and Color Guard placed in all two Low Country Drill League Competitions which involved Denmark-Olar High and Bamberg-Ehrhardt High.
- COLOR GUARD: Sean Villard, Monaisha Crumley, Gabriel Capers, Kayla Allen, Rodriuanna Williams, Nyleia Doe, Chante Gresham, Genesis Williams, Camberlyn Odoms, Aniah Willis, Shyteria Daniels, Chelesa Harris
- DRILL TEAM: Mahogany Saxton, Kayla Allen, Gabriel Capers, Monaisha Crumley, Sean Villard, AuJeria Flowers, Symone Jones, Myrakel Moore, Ziyan Owens, Takima Owens, Kaniya Frederick, LaSherry Busby, Hikieem Carlton, Lewis Davis, Denne Garcia-Cruz, Aniyah Gill, Brianna Hammond, Sha’Mya Shipman, Jaheim Creech, Kimani Pryor, Anasia Cohen
Army Instructor’s Special Teams Cadet Trainer of Excellence Award: Symone Jones (Drill Team), Shyteria Daniels and Chelesa Harris (Color Guard) were recognized for being special teams leaders who demonstrated patience and time in training others to become more effective in their performance.
Student Government Leadership Award: Hikieem Carlton, and Lewis Davis (9th Grade Class), Myrakel Moore, Symone Jones, and Ziyan Owens (10th Grade Class), Au’Jeria Flowers (11th Grade Class) and Sean Villard (Senior Class) were recognized as cadets who were leaders in JROTC and within the entire school.
High School Athletics Varsity Sports Award: Gabriel Capers, Myrakel Moore, AuJeria Flowers, Sean Villard, Takima Owens, Symone Jones, Rodriuanna Williams, Aniah Willis, Nyleia Doe, Brianna Hammond, Robert Goodloe, Ziyan Owens, Lewis Davis, Denne Gracia-Cruz, Kayla Allen
Superior Cadet Award: Rodriuanna Williams, Myrakel Moore and Ziyan Owens received this highest meritorious award for being in the top 10 percent of the JROTC class and top 10 percent of their academic class.
Aiken Chapter of Military Officers of America Association Leadership Award: Ziyan Owens won for being an outstanding third-year JROTC cadet who has shown exceptional potential for military leadership.
U.S. Army Recruiting Command Award from Columbia Recruiting Battalion: Sha’Mya Shipman and Symone Jones are in the top 25 percent of their class. They demonstrate outstanding leadership traits and possess the potential for assuming positions of increased responsibility, participate in extracurricular activities that foster scholastic and military discipline standards, and possess fundamental patriotic understanding on the purpose of JROTC training.
Association of the U.S. Army Medal (Greater Augusta - Fort Gordon Chapter): Genesis Williams and Robert Goodloe won for demonstrating potential for further outstanding leadership, in both military and non-military endeavors.
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry Award: Nyleia Doe is in the top 25 percent of academic class and contributes the most among cadets on campus to encourage and demonstrate Americanism, by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or community projects. Recipient demonstrates potential for outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship and patriotism.
American Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7607 Award: First-year cadets Genesis Williams and Chante Gresham were awarded for possessing individual characteristics contributing to leadership, such as positive attitude, personal appearance, initiative, dependability, judgment, and self-confidence, plus having an “A” in all JROTC subjects.
American Legion Post 198 Award: Awarded to Camberlyn Odoms for achievement in leadership skills.
Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of S.C. Award: Nyleia Doe was recognized for academic excellence, moral character, demonstrated leadership, and dedication to U.S. Army Junior ROTC program.
Reserve Officers Association of Orangeburg: Denne Gracia-Cruz, LaSherry Busby, AuJeria Flowers and Takima Owens were recognized for duty performance, self-discipline, positive attitude, and sound work ethic.
Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C. Division) H.L. Hunley Award: Savannah Joyner most exemplifies Navy Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
Marine Corp League JROTC Award: Kayla Allen was recognized for demonstrating effective leadership and dedication to excellence in all phases of the Cadet Creed.
West Point Leadership Award: Aniyah Gill won for demonstrating exceptional performance in the area of leadership academics, athletics, community service and citizenship.
Battle of Eutaw Springs Chapter of S.C. Society of the Sons of the American Revolution JROTC Award:Anasis Cohen was selected for representing academic excellence, leadership and positive attitude. Cadet is example of good citizenship and commitment to fellow cadets.
Service Learning Excellence Award: Charlie Company (led by Sean Villard, Ziyan Owens and Robert Goodloe) raised the most money ($203.50) in the fight against cancer. The JROTC as a whole raised $525.56 for the Allendale County Relay for Life and the American Red Cross.
Army JROTC Cadet Challenge Medal: Top five males and females that scored above standard for the physical fitness test. Recipients: Gabriel Capers (295 points) and Rodriuanna Williams (270 points), Lewis Davis (200 points) and Aujeria Flowers (260 points), Jaheim Creech (175 points) and Mahogany Saxton (255 points), Sean Villard (140 points) and Nyleia Doe (240 points), and Ziyan Owens (130 points) and Myrakel Moore (225 points).
Most Physically Fit Cadet: Gabriel Capers