air force jr rotc 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/26/13) – The Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at Apollo High School has been selected for the Distinguished Unit Award with Merit for the 2012-13 school year – the highest unit recognition that can be earned.

The national award recognizes Air Force Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, distinguishing themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America. The Apollo High School unit is one of 64 in the nation, and one of only two in Kentucky, to achieve this level of honor.

In a letter of commendation, U.S. Air Force Colonel Matthew G. Anderer, director of the Air Force JROTC program, said the award recognizes “the personal growth and accomplishments of the cadets, contributions of the instructors as mentors, and the support of your school and local community.”

In addition, Apollo High School AFJROTC instructors Col. Edgar Paul and CMSgt. Franklin Smith were presented Outstanding Instructor Awards in recognition of “setting the highest example of Air Force Core Values, which are crucial to the success of the AFROTC mission.”

The objectives of the Junior ROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to all young people who are in the ninth grade or higher, physically fit, and are citizens or nationals of the United States.

For more information, contact the Air Force Junior ROTC department at Apollo High School, (270) 852-7100. The Apollo JROTC program is under the leadership of Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Edgar Paul, Colonel USAF (Retired), and Aerospace Science Instructor Franklin Smith, Chief Master Sergeant USAF (Retired). They are also available by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SurfKY News
Information provided by Lora Wimsatt
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,078.29
+54.23 (0.30%)    
2 S&P 2,114.15
+5.86 (0.28%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,016.90
+11.51 (0.23%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4121

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3459

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3315

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2869

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2774

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15432

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8456

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 03, 2015 1281

Two Injured During Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 973

Faith Baptist Hosts Family Fun Day

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 855

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 626

Dave Says - May 3, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
May 02, 2015 620

Baptist Health Hosts Annual ‘Bike Safety Day’

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 572

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 533

Conquering the clutter: Cleanliness with kids is…

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 464

2015 Correctional Employees' Week Celebrated…

by Michael Caudill
May 03, 2015 460

Legislator's Log - Week of May 3, 2015

by Brent Yonts
May 03, 2015 405

Outdoor Truths – May 3, 2015

by Gary Miller