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Cherokee NJROTC cadets break food drive record

STAFF REPORT • Nov 29, 2016 at 11:51 AM

ROGERSVILLE — The cadets from Cherokee High School’s NJROTC broke their own record last Thursday collecting food for struggling families for the holidays.

This year’s total of 2,635 pounds of canned food items topped last year’s Cherokee NJROTC record by nearly 800 pounds.

The food collected will help make up some of the 1,700 expected Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes that will be distributed during November and December by Of One Accord Ministry in both Hawkins and Hancock counties.

Of One Accord Director Sheldon Livesay said the cadets are regional examples of the high standard of excellence sought by Hawkins County’s schools and the NJROTC leadership.

Cadets express their appreciation to all those who generously gave this year.

Cadets who participated this year included: Jacob Amey, Abigail Berndt, Aden Brooks, April Brooks, Jayren Collins, Julie Decaro, Alan Edinger, Mason Evans, Margie Ezell, Genesis Ford, Bladon Ford, Devan Gladson, Virginia Hale, Jade Helfman, Jaren Helton, Savannah Henry, Jasmine Lafrate, Haley Lafrate, Haley Jarnigan, Brooke Johnson, Kacee Jones, Matthew Justice, Donald Kiser, William Kiser, Sydney Lilly, Brittany Livesay, Dwayne Livesay, Leslie Mason, Jewel MacGregor, Jonathan Newhouse, Ridge Russell, Preston Russell, Christopher Seals, Hunter Smith, Zachary Strauss, Bradley Thacker, Mckenzie Warden, Dakota Watkins, Rayne Wilcox, and Danika Wiliford.