Monday, December 31, 2012

Of Gridirons and Color Guards

The Pottstown High School Junior Air Force ROTC Unit was one of only four invited to participate in opening ceremonies of the PIAA AAA Football Champion ship held in Hershey.

Blogger's Note: Let's close out the year we have filled so much of it, with news of the Pottstown School District provided by the untiring John Armato.

The Pottstown High School Junior Air Force ROTC Unit Color Guard, under the direction of Sgt. Alexander Bolar, Jr., took part in the opening ceremonies of the PIAA AAA Football Championship held in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The color guard unit was one of only four ROTC units across the state that received the invitation from the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association to take part in the opening ceremonies.

In front of thousands of fans, the unit presented the colors of our country and state as the National Anthem was played. 

“Being invited to present the colors at what is considered to be the “superbowl” for high school football teams was an honor. These young men and women have spent over 250 hours perfecting precision moves and mastering their presentation skills in preparation for opportunities such as this. Our unit has been repeatedly invited to perform for many organizations. The unit is more involved this year than in past and the cadets have met their challenge with professionalism and decorum; both of which epitomize the Air Force Corp Value of ‘Excellence’,” said Sgt. Bolar.

Cadet Christopher Kopack summed up the day’s activities in saying, “This was a great thrill for the color guard and it was an honor to represent our unit, school, and community in front of thousands of people and knowing that the event was broadcast on television throughout the state of Pennsylvania added to our excitement.” 

Members of the unit included: Christopher Greene, Christopher Kopack, Joshua Stasik, Samantha Stotsenburgh, Angelina Schaff, Brian Wood, Devon Bechtel, Tyler Pace.

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