COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One local high school hosted a very meaningful ceremony for more than 100 young cadets from across multiple Georgia counties.
The Muscogee County JROTC held their annual awards night ceremony at Hardaway High School.
Over 100 young cadets from10 high schools in Columbus, Chattahoochee County and Stewart County were honored at the event for their scholastic, civic and leadership potential.
Event officials say that the cadets love to be recognized at events like these.
"The popularity of JROTC lays in its curriculum and in the structure," said retired Lieutenant Colonel Roger Barros, Director of Army Instruction. "The kids love the discipline they love wearing the uniform and they love to Excel and achieve and be recognized that's why we have tonight's event."
The guest speaker at the event was retired Army Command Sergeant William M. Grant, a decorated local veteran and current branch manager at Columbus Bank and Trust