American Legion honors SFHS students
The South Florence Navy Jr ROTC unit held their annual awards ceremonies on May 15. During the program, cadets were presented with various medals and certificates for their accomplishments this year. As one of the outside veterans’ organizations in attendance, the Fred H. Sexton American Legion Post 1 made two presentations. Post Adjutant Ken Curran awarded Cadet Matthew Devlin the American Legion Academic Excellence medal and Cadet Brett Blankenship the American Legion Military Excellence medal.
At the end of the awards, the graduating seniors were whistled “over the side” and marched across the deck before their saluting underclassmen. It was a moving ceremony. Last to be whistled off was Lt. Commander Joe Harmon. He is ending his highly successful South Florence assignment and moving to Texas. He will be sorely missed by the school and especially his cadets.