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Memorial Day Parade

Georgia Military College honored those brave individuals who have paid the ultimate price in service to our Country with a special ceremony on Friday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m. on Grant Parade. The guest speaker was Henry R Craig, Commission Member of the Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission and alumnus of GMC High School and GMC Junior College. The Distinguished Graduating Student Award was presented to the following: Hoang A. Luu (Atlanta-Fairburn), Betty Johnson (Augusta-Martinez), Blaine Valentini (Columbus), Joshua S. Rogers (Milledgeville), Laura Bechtel (Valdosta) and Emily Kemp (Warner Robins). This award recognizes a graduating student from each campus who is the best representative of the college and embodies all the qualities a graduate of Georgia Military College should possess. Jill Robbins was named the 2010-2011 GMC Employee of the Year for contributing most to the accomplishment of the GMC mission during the school year. Teresa Willis, Director of HR Business Systems and Diversity, was recognized with a President’s coin for excellence in recognition to her valuable contribution to Georgia Military College. Each year, the Junior College and Prep School Companies engage in a friendly rivalry amongst themselves as they vie for the coveted designation of Saber Award Company. The criteria used to judge this competition includes the Inspections, Discipline, Character, Parades, Intramurals-School Spirit, and the Academic Record of each of the members of the company. This year, Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, Delta Company of the 2d Battalion, and Foxtrot Company of the 3d Battalion earned the Saber Company award. Cadet Captain Julia Mack accepted the honor for Company B of the 1st Battalion. Cadet Captain Danielle Beckhom accepted the honor for the Company D of the 2nd Battalion. Cadet Captain Madison Allen accepted the honor for Company F of 3d Battalion. During the most recent National High School Drill Competition in Daytona, Florida, Cadet Caroline Hooks scored second in the nation in mixed solo exhibition drill. She received a special trophy and medal for her outstanding performance. Cadet Nicholas Trouy was promoted to Cadet Colonel and appointed by the President of Georgia Military College to be the Regimental Commander of the 133rd Corps of Cadets. In a time honored tradition, the Regimental Colors was passed from the outgoing Commander to the incoming Commander. The outgoing Regimental Commander, Cadet Colonel Anthony Finch, was presented a saber for his leadership during this school year. View additional photos from the parade here: http://gmcpr.smugmug.com/2010-2011-School-Year-5/Memorial-Day-Parade-52011/17207835_wfwxTB ###