Cadet Awards: Military Day 2023

April 24th, 2023

In recognition for outstanding achievement and performance of duty, the President of Southern Preparatory Academy, LTC Jared Norrell, approves the presentation of the following awards to the following cadets:

Association of Military Colleges & Schools (AMCSUS) Medal: Cadet Captain Nathan Harby from Hoover, AL

The AMCSUS Medal is given to the cadet who exemplifies the finest traditions of the school and best represents the results of its mission.

Sons of the American Revolution: Cadet Captain Steven Hauer from Owens Cross Roads, AL
This award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership qualities and military bearing and excellence.

Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA): Cadet Major Gavin Lamberty from Rainbow City, AL
The MOAA Medal is awarded to the cadet who demonstrated outstanding achievement in military subjects and has displayed capability and diligence in JROTC activities.

General Douglas MacArthur Award: Cadet Gage LeBlanc from New Iberia, LA
This award is presented to the cadet who demonstrates the ideals for which General MacArthur stood – “Duty, Honor, Country” – those three hollowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, and what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, and to create hope when hope becomes forlorn. The award promotes and sustains effective junior officer leadership.

Superior Cadet Award:
LET I Cadets Sean Turner and Gage LeBlanc
LET II Cadet Carter Floyd
LET III Cadet Jakob Taylor
LET IV Cadet James Webber

The Superior Cadet Award is presented to a cadet who is active in extracurricular activities separate from JROTC activities, in the top 10% of his LET classes, and in the top 50% of his academic classes.


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As we leave today, we start a new beginning. A beginning full of opportunities. Will you take them? On behalf of the class of ‘24 I would like to give our appreciation to all those who pushed us to be the men we are today. And to the class of ‘24, all I have left to say is today is the day. Hooah!