posted May 26, 2016, 9:55 AM by Sean Chavez
updated May 26, 2016, 9:55 AM
CelebratING tradition: BGPS AFJROTC PASS IN REVIEW
May 26, 2016
Battle Ground Public Schools’ Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) held its annual Pass in Review on Monday evening at District Stadium. AFJROTC cadets from both Battle Ground and Prairie high schools lined up in formation, marched for review in front of commanding officers, school board members, administrators and guests, received awards and completed a change of command. The singing of the National Anthem, which opened the event, was performed by the Battle Ground High School Jazz Choir.
Pass in Review is a long-standing military tradition that began as a way for newly assigned commander to inspect troops. The district uses this tradition to celebrate student accomplishments and dedication to the AFJROTC program. Superintendent Mark Hottowe recognized each school by delivering the Distinguished Unit Award. This award is given to the top 20 percent of the 750 corps units nationwide. The event also highlights the change of command for each Corps unit. Battle Ground’s Cadet Major Austin Harris relinquished command and Cadet Major Mariah Goff assumed command. Prairie’s Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Kenny Wilson relinquished command and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Nikki Willson assumed command.