Written by: SAI LTC (R) Mark Thomas
Dec. 7, 2022, Seventeen Hawthorne Academy high school JROTC cadets were recognized by Congresswoman Alma Adams, 12th District of North Carolina, for their contributions in hosting the annual Military Service Academy Day.
The Military Service Academy Day brought together recruiting representatives from the US Military Academy, West Point, NY; US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO; Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT; and the Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY. The representatives provided overviews of admission requirements and opportunities offered by their schools. Over 100 high school students, parents, and educators from across Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools attended.
The cadets of Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences are students of the Military Global Leadership Academy, a magnet track offered by CMS, for high schoolers interested in careers in public service. The curriculum offers courses in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency service and JROTC. The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps promotes citizenship, leadership, character, and community service.
In the photo, from the left are Cadet Zachary McDonald, Mr. Julian Holland, Staff Assistant to Congresswoman Adams; Cadet D’Michael Williams, and Cadet Jonathan Cruz.
Photo Credit: LTC Mark Thomas, SAI