Angora nation is on the rise!
On November 2nd, 52 cadets participated in (JA) Junior Achievement at Allgood Elementary School and GA-943 earned a total of 250 community service hours. JA is a great way to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own an economic success, plan for their futures, and make a smart academic choice. As of November, the unit earned a total of 1279 community service hours. On November 4th -5th, 48 cadets participated in the Annual Empty Stocking Fundraiser. GA-943 earned a total of $6,673 which is 37% increase from the year 2016 which the unit earned $4,866. These funds are given to families in need and toys for the children for the holiday season. This is a fantastic accomplishment for GA-943.
On November 9th- 10th GA-943 took part in a Veterans day event. On the 9th, 10 cadets participated in assisting veterans and opening and greeting veterans.
On the 10th, 13 cadets performed a 30-step drill sequence for a Veterans day parade, Dekalb County board brought together 19 JROTC Units to also perform.
On November 15 GA-943 had a Unit Inspection (UI) which occurs every 3 years, unless a Unit fails to meet standards. To prepare for the UI, 2nd year cadets from each flight drilled flight daily, cadet staff practiced briefing to McNair High School and Towers High School. Also, cadets dry cleaned uniforms, helped new and returning cadets place ranks, and placed name tags and ribbons on uniforms. Cadets also organized a “shoe shining party”, where cadets learned how to properly shine shoes. On the day of the inspection, Chief Maldonado (Region 5 Director), inspected the unit. C/ Lt. Col Josiane Ngandu, C/ 2nd Lt. Sharon Inno-Dike, C/ 2nd Lt. Nuam San and C/Amn Bor Tial were awarded with the Top Performer Award. This award is given out to cadets who have worked hard and put effort towards the unit. Our SASI and ASI were nominated for the Outstanding Instructor Award. Cadets performed a 30-step drill sequence which was led by C/ 2nd Lt. Hpung Ram. The cadet staff presented a mission brief created by themselves. The brief included Mission goals and cadet accomplishments. After the inspection by Chief Maldonado, GA-943 earned EXCEEDED STANDARD which is the highest award the unit can earn. This is a great accomplishment for the unit! Even after the UI, cadets didn’t just stop there, cadets participated in more events.
On Nov. 17 GA-943 partnered with Redan High School and took 20 cadets on a trip down to the Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, Alabama. Cadets learned about planes and fighting jets. Cadets also rode a simulator, wall climbed, digital flying and other activities.
On Saturday, October 21st, the Angora cross country team competed in regional competition.The varsity boys were up 1st. These young men fought to win there 5th straight regional title. In addition also one individual region champion title. They placed 5 runners in the in the top ten. Congrats go out to individual region champion, Rukundo Uwimana, Mathurin Allawai, Firomsa Ibrahim, Ngabo Daniel and Abdoul Tolo. Congrats on your region championship. Also competing on varsity were Aye Min Tu and Abdicate Malik Hersi.Next up were the Varsity girls. The girls were fighting for a 4th straight trip to state. They did not just qualify for state, these girls placed 2nd at regionals, which was the highest placing ever for the Clarkston girls. They achiev d this historic result by placing 3 runners in the top 10. Congrats to Zyikeirra Robinson, Ale'Shani Gaitor and Angel Wilson. Also competing on varsity were Griselda Gonzalez, Unique Pate, Malak Horoun and Mangala Karki. Congrats on qualifying for state.On the rise were the boys. These rising stars placed 2nd in a combined rac between 5A & 6A schools. They were able to place 4 runners in the top 10. Congrats to Htoo Say, Ra Ju (8th grader from freedom), Samuel Niyonzima and Abdi Jabar.
Congrats to our Cook It Angoras for winning 1st place at Dekalb County's 1st Annual Wing Fest Wing Showdown! It was held at the AIC. Among the competition were participating Culinary Arts Departments from Dekalb County High Schools. The Angora's overpowered the competition with their famous Angora Honey Pepper Wings. #goangoras
Congrats to our Varsity Volleyball Team who are on their way to the State Playoffs after defeating Columbia High School and Lithonia High School last week. Congrats to our Lady Angoras and Coach Bullock. #goangoras #canyoudigit