Prep School 3rd Quarter Rope Ceremony

Last week the Prep School had their 3rd Quarter Rope Ceremony, Cadet Candidates who have reached military excellence by achieving the highest scores in military training, athletics and academics were awarded Ropes. 

The Ropes awarded during this ceremony were.

Dean’s Rope - Awarded to cadet candidates who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    The Dean's Rope was awarded to;

Alpha Squad: C/C Ben Bollinger, C/C Mia Chabanne, C/C James Duffy, C/C Andrew Grove, C/C Julio Rosales, C/C Durkin Ross and C/C Griffin Smith.

Bravo Squad: C/C Kole Cerjan, C/C Jonathan Enriquez, C/C Jonathan Imperial, C/C Rachel Jung, C/C Sarah Leslie, C/C Demonte Meeks, C/C Brandon Smyth and C/C Fuh Tsai.

Charlie Squad: C/C Adeola Adeboyejo, C/C Bryan Agustin, C/C Cameron Conrad, C/C Brea Griddine, C/C Adda Lantigua, C/C Connor McCormick, C/C Rishe Seenath, C/C David Szpara, C/C Franklin Valentin and C/C Keaton VanSoelen.

Commandant's "Military" Rope - Awarded to cadet candidates who achieve a Military Performance Average (MPA) in the top 10% of the Squadron.
    The Military Rope was awarded to;

Alpha Squad: C/C Pamela Butanda, C/C Derrick Dye, C/C Alexander Ferry, C/C Heidi Sand and C/C Matthew Vidican.

Bravo Squad: C/C Christian Barrette, C/C Joshua Bayer, C/C Samantha Parkhurst and C/C Kevin Reichardt.

Charlie Squad: C/C Channing Davis, C/C Shannon Gray, C/C Alex Pham and C/C Tyler Stewart.

Athletic Rope - Awarded to cadet candidates who achieve a Performance Fitness Test (PFT) score in the top 10% of the scores from the Fall 1 test.
    The Athletic Rope was awarded to;

Alpha Squad: C/C Mustapha Adekunle and C/C Brianna Norris.

Bravo Squad: C/C Jordan Butcher, C/C De’Ja Calder, C/C Aleah Harris, C/C Jamal Hudson, C/C Jillian Jamero, C/C Trezden Johnson and C/C William Winstead.

Charlie Squad: C/C Joseph Antonino, C/C Sierra Crawford, C/C Lenard Leviston, C/C Daniel Morris, C/C Phillip Mott and C/C Luke Zuluaga.

Vice Commander’s Rope - Awarded to cadet candidates who achieve outstanding performance in two of the three mission elements.
    The Vice Commander's Rope was awarded to;

Alpha Squad: C/C Lelyand Cathey (M,A).

Bravo Squad: C/C Timothy Burd (M,A), C/C Jamie Moul (AC,A), C/C Adrian Robinson (AC,M) and C/C Nathan Thompson (AC,M).

Charlie Squad: C/C Alexander Balassi (AC,M), C/C Sokhalita Mam (AC,M), C/C Gregory Robinson (AC,M), C/C Isaiah Sampson (AC,A) and C/C Callie Wolfenbarger (M,A).

AC - Academics, A - Athletics and M - Military

Commander’s Rope - Awarded to cadet candidates who achieve outstanding performance in all three mission elements: academics, athletics, military training.
   The Commander's Rope was awarded to;

Alpha Squad: C/C Jeremy Leondires

Bravo Squad:

Charlie Squad:

With each Rope the C/C gets a privilege.

Rope holders (not on probation/restriction) in addition:
- Ropes: extra one weekday, one weekend & pers. bed linen.
- Vice-Comm rope: two weekday, additionally.
- Gold rope: Three weekday passes, additionally.

Recognition of Guidon Streamers - Awarded to the Top 3 Squadrons for the 1st quarter.


1. Bravo Squad - Bravo Flight
2. Charlie Squad – Alpha Flight
3. Charlie Squad - Charlie Flight


1. Charlie Squad - Alpha Flight
2. Charlie Squad - Charlie Flight
3. Bravo Squad - Alpha Flight


1. Bravo Squad - Charlie Flight
2. Alpha Squad - Alpha Flight
3. Bravo Squad - Bravo Flight

The Squadron to receive the Character and Leadership (Squadron Service Award) ribbon was; Alpha Squad.

The top Squadron for the 2nd Quarter is:

Charlie Squad!

Several of the Preppies will be given the opportunity to Fly with one of the Prep Staff this semester!

Congratulations to;

Alpha Squad: C/C Jeremy Leondires

Bravo Squad: C/C Jamie Moul

Charlie Squad: C/C Isaiah Sampson

And finally, the Prep School recently welcome a new Chaplain, Capt Gunnels who took the floor after the Rope Ceremony to introduce himself to the Preppies and the Staff - he not only introduced himself but pulled a Houdini out of his hat with a straight jacket!



Welcome to the Prep School Chaplain!

To view the rest of the pictures from our coverage of the Rope Ceremony go to; Classes - Prep School - Military Training. Or click the link below.

3rd Quarter Rope Ceremony