GALLERY: JROTC Seniors are Recognized in Tap In Ceremony

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  • The Saber Drill team stands in formation for the senior cadets to walk through. Group Commander Colonel Chase Short ’20 is the first to walk through.

  • The senior cadets stand up to exit the ceremony, and to show off the new taps on their shoes. The seniors walk off and head into the back into the crowd where their family and love ones wait to congratulate them.

  • Regina Nababan ’20 waits to walk to the stage and receive her taps for her shoes. The taps signify her leadership in JROTC.

  • Major Phillip Sandlin awards three students for their performance in the Academic Bowl. These students placed 4th in the nation.

  • Seniors sit and watch the ceremony after they are tapped in. Each senior is individually recognized in a slideshow, crediting their achievements.

  • Sriram Srinivasan ’21 explains the history behind the Tap In ceremony. The tradition dates back to the Civil War.

  • All the cadets of the Tx- 861st stand up to sing the United States Air Force song. This song marks the end of the ceremony.

  • The ceremony finishes with a senior walking up to get tapped. Seniors walk through the Saber Arc on their way to the stage.

  • 2nd Lt Elias Reyan ’21 a member of Color Guard awaits to get on stage. Reyan and the rest of Color Guard get on stage to present the flags for the National Anthem.

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