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CHS Air Force JROTC Student Receives Cadet Leadership Award for the State of Washington (Photo) - 05/15/20

CLARKSTON, WA -- Cadet junior Natalie Elskamp has been awarded the “Air Force JROTC and Air Force Association Cadet Leadership Award for the State of Washington”.  Natalie competed against one junior cadet nominated by each AFJROTC unit in the State.  She will now compete in the regional competition against the winners in the States of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Oregon.  The Regional Cadet winner will be announced on Friday 22 May.  If selected the Regional winner she will then compete for the overall top cadet in the Nation.  Natalie will be awarded the “Outstanding Cadet Ribbon” with a Silver Star for being chosen the State winner.

Natalie was the Flight Commander of her Junior Flight 1st Semester of academic year 2019-20 and Flight Commander of a Sophomore Flight for the entire year.

Additional leadership positions held by Natalie are Rocketry, Drill Team, JROTC Color Guards, the JROTC Military Ball Decoration Committee, and the JROTC Welcome Picnic Committee.

Additional extracurricular activities Natalie is involved in are the High School Tennis Team and the National Honor Society.

Natalie currently has 36.5 hours of community service, a 4.00 cumulative GPA , and she scored in the 76% percentile on her latest Fitness Assessment score which includes the one-mile run, V-Stretch, shuttle run, maximum pushups in one minute, and maximum sit-ups in one minute. 

Lt. Colonel Heflin, AF JROTC Instructor says, “She is a dependable, driven, reliable, humble, and an extremely motivated Leader!  We are so very lucky to have her in our program and most importantly as a Clarkston High Bantam.  Natalie is always searching to improve on a daily basis and that is very typical of great leaders; and most important for her it is about recognizing her people and their accomplishments.  This is a superb honor achieved by Natalie!  She represents Clarkston High School, her community, our program and herself with absolute class!”  


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Clarkston High School Air Force JROTC Receives 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit Award - 05/14/20

CLARKSTON, WA – Unit WA-20021 at Charles Francis Adams High School (Clarkston High School) has been selected as one of 387 units to receive the 2019-2020 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award. This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America.

The objectives of the Air Force JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to high school students who are in the 9th to 12th grades.

Air Force JROTC is located in close to 890 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific, and in Puerto Rico. Air Force JROTC enrollment includes more than 125,000 cadets who do over 1.5 million hours of community service each year.

For more information contact the Air Force JROTC department at Charles Francis Adams High School at 509-769-5596 or


Clarkston School District Honors their School Lunch Heroes - 04/30/20

CLARKSTON, WA – Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Clarkston School District nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Clarkston schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 1. This day, celebrated annually since 2013, was designated by The School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series.  School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to nearly 30 million of America’s students each school day.