On Wednesday, November 2, Clements Cadets held a traditional Cake-Cutting Ceremony in recognition of the 236th Birthday of the Navy and Marine Corps.
The cadets formed in the schools gymnasium, marched on color, presented the cake, read both Navy and Marine Corps Birthday messages from the Secretary of the Navy and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, cut the cake, and traditionally gave the 1st piece to the Guest of Honor, Mr. D. F. “Rick” Miller, Captain, U. S. Navy, ret., the 2nd piece to the oldest cadet in the unit; Cadet Evan Juneau, who passed it to the youngest cadet in the unit; Cadet Bradford Maxwell. This tradition signifies the passing on of knowledge from the oldest to the youngest cadet.
The Guest of Honor Captain Miller spoke on benefits of a program like this which prepares these students to be future leaders. He stressed the importance of humility and integrity as key attributes of a good leader. He charged the cadets to get out front and lead. He made it clear to never jeopardize your integrity; once compromised it would be extremely hard to regain.
Additionally in attendance was, Colonel Jimmie Mitchell, USMC, ret., Mrs. Rhonda McWilliams, FBISD Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Kenneth Gregorski, Clements Principal, locate Navy Recruiters and many families and friends.