• On Saturday, 13 May 2023, the Raptors of ND-20061 held  their 17th 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 2023 turned over the reigns of ND-20061 to the Class of 2024 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, nineteen National Awards and several local awards were presented to cadets. A list of the National Award winners is provided below. The 2023 winner of the William Muscha Award was Cadet Justyce Johnson.  A special thanks to the Parents Group for the cake and refreshments between the ceremonies.

    Air Force Association Award Nicholas Borowski  
    Daedalion Achievement Award Thomas Lemen  
    Daughters of the American Revolution Award Justyce Johnson
    American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award Andrew Rustebakke  
    American Legion General Military Excel Award Parker Liedahl
    American Veterans Award Madalynn Orvis
    Reserve Officer Association Award Pluto Draper  
    Military Order of World Wars Award Colten Rau
    Military Officers Association of America Award Declan Black
    Veterans of Foreign Wars Award Justin Smith
    National Sojourners Award Kaden Liedberg
    Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award Andrew Prak
    Military Order of the Purple Heart Award Faith Hanson-Buethner
    Sons of the American Revolution Award Carson Moilanen
    Air Force Sergeants Association Award Adelaid Bakken
    Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Matthew Roeszler
    Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated AFJROTC Award Daniel Dill              Mallory Denault
    The Retired Enlisted Association Award Zander Huso
    Celebrate Freedom Foundation Award Kaija Holloway