The 11th annual Military Ball was held last Friday night by the Red River High School JROTC program. The men dressed in formal military uniforms and the ladies in formal gowns.
Keynote speaker for the evening was Colonel S.P. Davis (US Army, Retired). He challenged the cadets to get a good education, presenting the benefits in life an education brings. Col Davis asked young people to think about their future and what they planned to do in life. And do this in the context of what they wanted to contribute to Coushatta, Red River Parish and the state of Louisiana.
“You have to become a dreamer. Dream that dream long enough and find out what you need to do and you can live that dream.” said Col Davis. He added, “A career in the military is a great way to acquire skills that are essential to success in life.”
Superintendent Allison Hughes and Principal Carroll Daniels assisted Major Thomas Edwards and Senior Master Sargent Earl Creagh, who oversee the JROTC program, in presenting awards earned by the Cadets. These included awards for physical conditioning and educational attainment.
And the evening concluded with cutting the special Air Force Blue cake and dancing. The formal uniform jackets came off, sleeves were rolled up, shoes kicked aside, and the cadets danced into the late hours. After all it was not a school night.