BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, SC -- The JROTC Panther Battalion family and community are honored with pride and distinction on congratulating their Battalion Commander, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Emily Leaphart on her enlistment into the South Carolina Air National Guard. Cadet LTC Leaphart has been in the JROTC Program for all four year of her high school career. She has participated in JROTC Academic and Leadership Teams, Color Guard, and Drill Teams. She is an outstanding leader with a bright future in the Armed Forces. During this challenging pandemic year she has lead the Panther Battalion with pride, honor, and dedication. She is an outstanding leader and could always be counted on to participate in community events. The entire Panther Battalion wish her success as her move to the next phase of her career. She will serve in the Air Traffic Control field while also perusing her Post Secondary educational goals.