Sprayberry NJROTC Annual Awards Banquet
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Navy Lake Site Allatoona Lodge
Picnic Lunch Served at 11:00 am
Awards at 12:00 pm
Dress is casual
Guest admission is $5 and cadets are free
After picnic/awards- Comradery, Swimming, Fishing, Boating…bring appropriate gear!
Location: Navy Lake Site at Allatoona, 166 Sandtown Road Military Park, Cartersville, GA 30121
From I-75 North: Exit I-75 at Exit 283. Turn right onto Old Allatoona Rd (turns into Santown Rd.) Continue on Sandtown Rd. for approx. 3.5 miles. The park is located on the left side of road. Follow signs to banquet.
From I-75 South: Exit I-75 at Exit 283. Turn left onto Old Allatoona Rd (turns into Sandtown Rd.) Continue on Sandtown Rd. for approx. 3.5 miles. Entrance on left. Follow signs to banquet.
GPS Coordinates: LAT 34.089519, LON -84.720851
This is the same date as prom, so some cadets may want to leave immediately after awards to get ready!
Cadets, Family, Friends,
This year’s Awards Banquet will take place at 11am on Saturday, 30 April at the Navy Lakesite Allatoona Lodge; 166 Sandtown Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121.
We will serve lunch at 11am and start awards at noon. Dress is casual as we will enjoy lake activities afterward.
Cost is $5 for all guests. Cadets are free.
This is the same day as prom, so some cadets will want to leave right after the ceremony to get ready for the evening.
Congrats to the unit for being the first Cobb school in 11 years to make it to Nationals! The event was quite an experience for all of the cadets. A rain soaked Friday cancelled the running events which was unfortunate, because that was one of our big strengths.
The unit competed with the top 25 NJROTC units across the nation and scored 2nd place in curl-ups and brought home the Captain Jim Harvey Spirit Award. Cadet Amanda Yancey placed second in the nation in female curl-ups with 300.
The unit thanks all supporters for helping with nationals fundraising. Without those efforts, the trip would not have taken place.
On Saturday, the top 16 NJROTC units in Area 12 converged in Coffee county for the Area 12 (all of GA and N. FL) Drill Championship. This year, the top 3 teams earned a bid to the Navy Nationals in Pensacola April 1,2. Sprayberry dominated in athletics and held their own in all other categories. Final results were:
1. Nease (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
3. Terry Parker (Jacksonville, FL)
Sprayberry has the honor of representing the state of Georgia at this year’s Nationals.
The unit took first place overall athletic, and placed in armed basic and unarmed exhibition drill. Individual athletic awards went to Austin Allen, Robert Young, Rigel Forman, Gabriel Maxwell, Coleman Grier, Amanda Yancey, Kehyra DeJesus, Erica Phipps, Kathylee Maceno and Thaishelle Lopez.
On Thursday, 1/28, Sprayberry NJROTC brought 55 cadets to Sawyer Rd Elementary School for a Junior Achievement Mentorship Day. Cadets went into K-5 classrooms and taught lessons and activities on economics and society. The day was a huge success with our cadets receiving consistent praise from the faculty and staff at SRES. Well done cadets!
Cadets should review the following study guide in preparation for this semester’s final exam. 1st and 2nd block will test on Thursday, Dec 17. 3rd block will test on Friday, Dec 18.
Fall 15 Study Guide
Sprayberry NJROTC is conducting its Annual Inspection and Ceremony on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in the main gym at Sprayberry High School at 10am sharp. All parents, family and friends of cadets are cordially invited to attend. The ceremony will include drill exhibition, awards, promotions, advancements, remarks from our Principal and Area Manager and a formal Pass-In-Review of the entire NJROTC Unit. This is a great opportunity to recognize your cadet and to show your support for this great program. Attendees should report to the front office for a visitor’s pass and be seated in the gym by 9:55am.
START/END TIME: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00am – 10:50am.
PURPOSE: Cadets will perform and receive awards from our Area Manager, CDR Rustie Hibbard.
DRESS: Cadets: Navy Service Uniform (khaki shirt, black pants, black cover). Guests: Business casual.
ATTENDANCE: to this event and the morning inspection is mandatory for all cadets.
QUESTIONS: Contact LCDR Wonders at [email protected]
Sprayberry’s Navy JROTC took 2nd place out of 12 teams Saturday at the Kennesaw Mountain Drill Meet. Sprayberry swept first place in all athletic events, took 3rd place academics, 3rd Unarmed Basic and 3rd Color Guard.
Individual Athletic Awards went to Gabriel Haynes, Rigel Forman, John Greenwell, Johana Figueroa, Amanda Yancey, Abigail Trono, Michael Cooper, Austin Allen, Thaishelle Lopez and Kehyra DeJesus
Individual Academic Awards went to Matthew Mondragon and Gabriel Haynes
The Cobb County Drill “Fun” Meet is Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Kennesaw Mountain High School, 1898 Kennesaw-Due W. Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152. This meet gives our cadets the opportunity to compete amongst 12 local NJROTC units in drill and athletic events.
DEPARTURE TIME: 7 AM via school bus from the NJROTC parking lot at Sprayberry High School.
RETURN TIME: 3:30 PM same location.
PURPOSE: The opportunity to meet and compete with 12 different high school NJROTC units in close order drill, academic, military and athletic events in a fun environment.
SUPERVISION: Instructors and parent chaperones. Any parents that wish to chaperone and/or observe the events may do so. There are no bleachers for these events; it is advisable to bring chairs.
COST: Lunch will be provided to cadets. Spending money will be necessary if they want extra food.
ATTENDANCE to this event is mandatory for 30 selected cadets. Cadets must have current school athletic physical and cadet paperwork to participate. Thank you!
DRESS: Cadets should wear Sprayberry NJROTC unit pt gear with athletic shoes. Only drill teams will hand carry their uniforms in provided garment and duffel bags.
QUESTIONS: Contact GYSGT Ingram at 678-617-4639 or LCDR Wonders at 404-849-5635.
Please sign and return the attached Agreement of Indemnity form to serve as permission for your cadet to attend this event.kmhsaoifunmeet
Your cadets will be coming home with a sample coupon book to use for selling purposes. The books sell for $20 (outstanding value considering the quantity and quality of the coupons!), and $10 of each sale goes to the unit. Cadets will gather money (cash or check) and bring it to school to receive books to distribute to buyers.
There are great incentives for cadets who sell these books:
Sell 5: Free uniform day
Sell 10: Unit Service ribbon
Sell 20: Advancement to next rank
The drive will conclude on September 18, and we will draw tickets (for each book sold) to award a cadet with a “free year” of NJROTC (no charge on any events for the year!)
Please encourage your cadets to work hard on this one!