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Sussex Tech JROTC supports CHEER

Nov 17, 2011
Source: Submitted Sussex Tech JROTC cadets finish their commitment to CHEER Senior Services by completing a 5K walk through Henlopen Acres and down the Rehoboth Boardwalk.

Since 2003, the Sussex Technical High School JROTC Raven Battalion has supported CHEER Senior Services by participating in the non-profit’s annual Beach Day Walk in Rehoboth. The cadets once again sacrificed a teacher in-service day off from school on to undertake the 5K walk through Henlopen Acres and down the Rehoboth Boardwalk.

This year’s total contributions solicited by the cadets equaled $4,511. Since 2003, CHEER has benefited from the JROTC’s participation by $43,215. Top fundraiser this year was Cadet Nathan O’Neill of Georgetown, who collected $747. Runner-up was Cadet Richard Pope of Millsboro, who recorded $260.

The Raven Battalion also received awards from CHEER for Most Walkers and Greatest Group Donation.

After the walk, the cadets were treated to a pizza lunch, courtesy of Nicola Pizza.

 

 

 

Cadet Nathan O’Neill of Georgetown was the high fundraiser for the second year in a row. He collected $747 to help CHEER Senior Services. (Source: Submitted)
Sussex Tech JROTC Raven Battalion received the awards for Most Walkers and Greatest Group Donation for the annual Beach Day Walk to support local senior citizens. Shown are (l-r) CHEER Executive Director Arlene Littleton, Raven Battalion Commander Cadet Maddie Crimmins of Millsboro, and instructors Sgt. Louis Melendez and Maj. Ben Jester. (Photo by: Submitted)
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