HONORING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL AFJROTC; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 48
(Extensions of Remarks - March 18, 2019)

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       HONORING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL AFJROTC

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                             HON. JIM BANKS

                               of indiana

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 18, 2019

  Mr. BANKS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Wayne High School's 
AFJROTC's 25th anniversary. AFJROTC Unit IN-941 was established in 1994 
at Wayne High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, under the leadership of 
Major Ed Bennett and Senior Master Sergeant Bill Tester. Since its 
inception, AFJROTC Unit IN-941 has prepared over 2,800 cadets for 
military service and success in and out of the classroom.
  The mission of the AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character, 
dedicated to serving their nation and community. Now, two decades after 
its establishment, the Wayne High School AFJROTC continues to uphold 
the mission. Over the last five years, an average of 122 cadets have 
joined Unit IN-941. The unit has recorded an impressive 1647 Leadership 
Development Requirement hours with extracurricular activities such as 
Model Rocketry, the Academic Bowl and Junior Shooting. Cadets give back 
to our community by providing Color Guards for events and assisting 
with Honor Flights from Ft. Wayne. In fact, Unit IN-941 has logged over 
4143 hours of community service and has set a goal of 1200 hours for 
2019.
  Unit IN-941 has prepared its cadets for success. About five percent 
of all cadets pursue military-related careers after graduation. I 
recently had the privilege of appointing Wayne High School AFJROTC 
cadet Wendy Samayoa to the United States Air Force Academy. Every cadet 
who served in Unit In-941 at Wayne High School gained valuable skills 
and experiences that prepared them for life after high school.
  Congratulations to Wayne High School's AFJROTC Unit IN-941 on their 
25th anniversary.

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