May 16, 2022

Cadet Kaleigh Teague wins MOAA Leadership Award

JROTC Cadet Kaleigh Teague, a Junior  at Rapid City Central High School,  was presented with the MOAA Leadership Award on Friday, May 13, "her lucky day." But luck had nothing to do with it.  Cadet Teague earned the MOAA award for demonstrating "exceptional potential for military leadership," among other requirements.

The medal and certificate were presented by CDR Larry Miller, President of the Black Hills Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

To be considered for the award, candidates must be in the upper 10 percent of his/her high school class,  be of high moral character, demonstrate a high degree of loyalty to the unit, school, and country.

Several family members were on hand for the ceremony, including her parents, Pat and Michael Teague – as well as her grandparents, Pat and Richard Salkeld.

The Leadership Medal was pinned on Cadet Teague by 1st Sergeant Ryan Wheele of the JROTC faculty.  That photo and certificate presentation are on our Activities Page.

Our congratulations to Cadet Teague for her leadership within the Rapid City Central High School JROTC program!