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FHS Cadets Graduate From Leadership Schools

Date:  June 16, 2018

Press Release


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“FHS Cadets Graduate From Leadership Schools”


This week, 17 FHS ROTC cadets graduated from three different leadership schools.  These cadets will lead the FHS Corps of Cadets for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  The program was recently recognized as one of the best in the Nation, winning the national Outstanding Organization Award for AFJROTC.  And, these leaders will host the unit’s upcoming ROTC Orientation for incoming Freshmen, August 1-3.  Congratulations FHS ROTC cadet leaders!


Photo #1:  Cadet Zoe Martinez attended the prestigious West Point Summer Leaders Experience (SLE).  She will be the FHS ROTC Fall Group Corps Commander. 


Photo #2:  Cadets Charles Zwies and Randie Villarreal attended the Texas Boys State in Austin. 


Photo #3:  Cadets attending the Schreiner University AFJROTC Lonestar Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) were:


Front row (l-r)  Cadet Training Officers (CTOs) Mary Garza, Elijah Balderas, Joshua Villarroel and Edward Castillo.

Middle row (l-r) Falcon Basic Course cadets Shelby Loggins, John Barclay, Layce Reeves, Lucas Jurgajtis, Anthony Salinas (DG) and Letty Wools (DG).

Back row (l-r) Falcon cadet Savanna Vipond, and Eagle Horizons Advanced Course cadets Jocelyn Spear and Johnny Perez.


Photo #4:  Falcon Cadet Jesse Rodriguez (not present for the CLC graduation picture).


A quote from Lt Col Steven Rakel, FHS ROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI). 


“This may have been the finest week in the 17 year history of our FHS ROTC program!  These 17 outstanding cadets have proven by participating with distinction in three different leadership courses across the nation, that they indeed are among the Best of the Best, and we are all very proud of them”.





Lt Col Rakel