2022 CHANGE OF COMMAND/AWARDS CEREMONY
On Saturday, 7 May 2022, the Raptors of ND-20061 held their 16th Annual Change of Command Parade and Awards Ceremony at Fargo South High School. Over 200 parents and guests attended the two ceremonies. The guests were treated to a formal Military Change of Command Parade where the Class of 2022 turned over the reigns of ND-20061 to the Class of 2023 followed by a pass-in-review by the entire Cadet Corps. In addition, the unarmed and armed exhibition teams performed for the attendees.
Following the Change of Command Parade, eighteen National Awards and several local awards were presented to cadets. A list of the National Award winners is provided below. The 2022 winner of the William Muscha Award was Cadet Kaeley Hopp. A special thanks to the Parents Group for the cake and refreshments between the ceremonies.
NATIONAL AWARDS RECIPIENT Air Force Association Award Parker Liedahl Daedalion Achievement Award Justyce Johnson American Legion Scholastic Award Michelle Bent American Legion General Military Excel Award Luke Johnson American Veterans Award Kaden Liedberg Reserve Officer Association Award Rand Stroh Military Order of World Wars Award Mason Denault Military Officers Association of America Award Andrew Rustebakke Veterans of Foreign Wars Award Pluto Draper National Sojourners Award Nicholas Borowski Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award Matthew Roeszler Military Order of the Purple Heart Award Thomas Lemen Sons of the American Revolution Award Justin Smith Air Force Sergeants Association Award Anthony Thompson Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Jack Kringlie Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated AFJROTC Award Faith Hanson-Buethner Ashton Joffrion The Retired Enlisted Association Award Carson Moilanen Celebrate Freedom Foundation Award Teriana Richards