Battle Ground High School senior earns Distinguished SAR Award

One cadet from each area high school having a JROTC program is selected for the award annually based upon their accomplishments in their school and community

Battle Ground High School senior Jameson Harpe has been awarded the Sons of The American Revolution Bronze Medal and Certificate for his outstanding accomplishments while a member of the school’s Air Force JROTC program. The award was presented by the Ft. Vancouver Chapter of The Sons of The American Revolution.

Battle Ground High School senior Jameson Harpe has been awarded the Sons of The American Revolution Bronze Medal and Certificate for his outstanding accomplishments while a member of the school’s Air Force JROTC program. Harpe (far right) is shown here with his parents Eric and Diane Harpe. Photo courtesy of Jeff Lightburn
Battle Ground High School senior Jameson Harpe has been awarded the Sons of The American Revolution Bronze Medal and Certificate for his outstanding accomplishments while a member of the school’s Air Force JROTC program. Harpe (far right) is shown here with his parents Eric and Diane Harpe. Photo courtesy of Jeff Lightburn

One cadet from each area high school having a JROTC program is selected for the award annually based upon their accomplishments in their school and community. Jameson, who is the son of Eric and Diane Harpe of Battle Ground, also attends Cascadia Tech Academy where he is studying Diesel Technology.

Cadet Captain Harpe has served as a flight commander for the AFJROTC program and competes with his unit’s Air Rifle team. This past year he qualified for The Junior Olympics for air rifle competition.

“It’s our privilege to recognize Jameson’s strong commitment to his JROTC program and the leadership qualities he has displayed,” says William Gueringer, Ft. Vancouver SAR Chapter JROTC Chair. “He’s served in several leadership positions of increasing responsibility and he represents his school well within the community.”

Harpe is also a member of his school’s Jazz Band and Pep Band, and after graduation he has his sights set on attending Clark College and possibly joining the National Guard to continue his training in Diesel Technology.

The Sons of the American Revolution is the largest male lineage organization in the United States and consists of men who can provide lineal bloodline descent from people who served during the Revolutionary War, or who contributed to establishing the independence of the United States. The society is dedicated to assisting its members, schools, teachers, veterans and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve our history and constitutional principles. It consists of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies and over 36,000 members.

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