Youth awards

As part of the Navy League’s commitment to programs that promote to youth the values of our sea services, the Tri-City Council supports the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) units sponsored by Oceanside Unified School District.

Yesterday, those units held their annual awards ceremony at El Camino High School. Council president Bill McDonald had the honor and privilege to present the Navy League’s Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal to two outstanding cadets.

Cadet Cpl Alicia Torres of Oceanside HS, left, and Cadet LCpl Dominic Jebrail of El Camino HS flank Council president Bill McDonald.
Cadet Cpl Alicia Torres of Oceanside HS, left, and Cadet LCpl Dominic Jebrail of El Camino HS flank Council president Bill McDonald.

Thanks to council member Victoria Black for attending the awards ceremonies, and taking pictures.

In addition to the Oceanside MCJROTC units, the council supports Gunfighter Squadron, US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, and Training Ship TopGun, Navy League Cadet Corps, based at MCAS Miramar.

NL_TR_medalTheodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States (1901-09), and previously Assistant Secretary of the Navy, enthusiastically supported the founding of the Navy League in 1902. The Navy League’s Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal was established to honor those young people who best exemplify Roosevelt’s values of energy, spirit, competition, and fair play.

It is a pleasure to recognize these outstanding young people, and inspiring to see so many participate in these programs.