Union High School JROTC held their annual Military Ball at the Mad Boar in Wallace on Saturday, April 17.
The Mingo Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1717 represented by Camp Commander Steve Hulen presented the prestigious H.L. Hunley award to Cadet Sergeant Amber Barnes. The H.L. Hunley award is given to an underclassman each year to recognize deserving Junior ROTC cadets who have demonstrated the qualities of honor, courage, and commitment to his or her unit throughout the school year. The award honors the crews of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel in combat.
Barnes is a second year cadet at Union and has shown great leadership throughout her career in the JROTC program at Union High School exemplifying those qualities of the last crew of the H.L. Hunley.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers founded on July 1 1896. Mingo 1717 meets the first Thursday night of each month at the Mingo Community Building on 1358 Mingo Church Road, Dunn at 7 p.m.