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Video: The East Baton Rouge Public School System Army JROTC Cadet of the Year Board

>Winner of the LET II JROTC Cadet of the Year Board Cadet First Lieutenant Lailah Collins of McKinley High School

Winner of the LET II JROTC Cadet of the Year Board: Cadet First Lieutenant Lailah Collins of McKinley High School
Photo Credit: LTC(R) Robert J. Hyver, Jr.

  • Posted on March 1st, 2021
  • Story by: LTC(R) Robert J. Hyver, Jr.
  • 6th Brigade
    Academic Excellence

BATON ROUGE, LA -- Congratulations to Cadet First Lieutenant Lailah Collins, of McKinley High School, winner of the LET II JROTC Cadet of the Year Board. She is an exemplary student maintaining a cumulative 4.1 GPA and recently selected to attend an internship through the College of Engineering at LSU. She is currently the Battalions Supply Officer, she is also the President of the Beta Club, a member of the State Championship Panther Drill Team and Co-Captain of the Panther Raider Team. Her future endeavors are to attend Southern University to study Mechanical Engineering.

Congratulations to all the cadets that participated, their dedication, loyalty and personal courage doing this time of COVID-19 makes a true statement about our JROTC cadets in East Baton Rouge Public School System. The number of study hours and effort to prepare for this challenging event. The categories of this competition are curriculum knowledge, appearance, military bearing, as well as the cadets overall academic achievements. Our cadets continue to do a marvelous job representing the caliber of programs we have here in East Baton Rouge demonstrating the pride and dignity during the spirit of competition.

Thanks to the instructors and cadets of Scotlandville Magnet High School for hosting this event, as well as the instructors who participated as Board Members. I’ve attached a video, complements of Mr. Marlon Cousin our East Baton Rouge School systems Community Liaison. Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication to the JROTC program.


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