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Cadets honored at Northwoods ROTC Battalion ball

March 8, 2012

Eleven cadets from University of Wisconsin-Stout were among those honored at a recent Reserve Officers Training Corps Military Ball.

More than 200 people, including cadets and their guests, attended the Northwoods Army ROTC Battalion ball held at UW-Eau Claire.

The battalion consists of cadets from UW-Stout, UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire.

The ball was held in honor of seniors in the program who will be graduating in 2012. Cadets also received awards for their grade-point averages, physical training scores and leadership skills.

UW-Stout students and their awards are:

• Paul Weiss, of Menomonie, American Veterans

• Tim Nelson, of Augusta, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War

• Kaitlin Brezovar, of Iola, Daughters of the American Revolution

• Charles Beaton Jr., of Montrose, Minn., Sons of the American Revolution

• Paul Klotz, of West Bend, Reserve Officers Association

• Joshua Smith, of Menomonie, Military Officers’ Association of America

• Laura Miller, of Seattle, Wash., Veterans of Foreign Wars

• Joshua Peterson, of Cedar Grove, USSA Spirit

• Dustin Wallace, of Oconomowoc, Sergeant York

• Ryan Sajdera, of Radisson, Superior Cadet

• Ian Dahm, of Menomonie, Superior Cadet

Brig. Gen. Scott Legwold, director of the Joint Staff for the Wisconsin National Guard, was guest speaker.

The ROTC program was established at UW-Stout in 2005. Students enroll in military leadership courses as electives in pursuit of a degree of their choice. They are commissioned as second lieutenants.

The 2013 ball will be held at UW-Stout. Contact Joy Evenson at UW-Stout for more information, 715-232-5640, evensonj@uwstout.edu.

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