Rumbaugh Oration Contest winner, Joseph Koffel, performed his oration talk for Spokane #1 Chapter. The content of his talk was superb and well delivered. It was about Timothy Murphy, a celebrated Revolutionary War Sniper who fought at the Battle of Saratoga. Sergeant Murphy is believed to be the sniper who killed a key British Commander at a crucial moment during the battle.
The Spokane Chapter was pleased to present Joseph with a $500 check for his oration. He also received an Eagle Scout certificate & patch for his Eagle Scout essay, and a Knight Essay certificate and Challenge coin for his Knight Essay entry. His parents were present for the oration and awards presentations, and proudly recorded the event for posterity.
Nicco Gulie Places 1st in State
Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Cassandra Middlestead, of Roughrider Company, Port Angeles High School, placed second in the John Paul Jones Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), JROTC Enhanced Essay Contest. Cadet Middlestead’s application and essay were evaluated by the John Paul Jones Chapter in Bremerton. Despite the excellence of both her qualifications and the quality of her essay, she placed second by less than 10 points on a scale of 100, an impressive performance.
At their April Chapter meeting, the John Paul Jones Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), honored Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Erin Edwards, of Roughrider Company, Port Angeles High School, as both the chapter and state winner of their JROTC Enhanced Essay Contest.
Joseph Koffel Places 1st in State
Eagle Scout Christian Pugh, the 2016 Washington State winner of the Arthur and Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship Contest, placed 4th in the Nation at the SAR Spring Leadership Conference. As the Washington State winner, Christian received a $500 check, a handsome Eagle statuette, the winners medal and a BSA-SAR patch.
JROTC Cadet Cassandra Middlestead Places 2nd
Eagle Scout Christian Pugh Wins 4th Place at National SAR
JROTC Cadet Erin Edwards Advances to National
This outstanding academic student is a senior at Spanaway Lake High School. He is a member of Student Government, National Honors Society, National Society of High School Scholars, and this summer he will be a member of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Nicco is in the Federal TRIO outreach program implemented by the U. S. Department of Education to help disadvantaged students. He is in the top five percent of his class and is committed to attend Seattle Pacific University this fall. He will be pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering.