May 13, 2023 at 12:06 p.m.

Maiden High School Honors Military Enlistees & Commits

Holds Military Service Intent Ceremony
Maiden High School Honors Military Enlistees & Commits
Maiden High School Honors Military Enlistees & Commits

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MAIDEN, N.C. -- Maiden High School, with the support of administration, held its first-ever Military Service Intent and Signing Ceremony on Thursday, May 10. The event recognized seniors with a current enlistment contract to enter military service or those actively pursuing entry into the armed forces.

Parents, guardians, family, friends, recruiters, and honorees attended the ceremony to recognize each senior's commitment to military service upon graduation. The ceremony concluded with a mock Oath of Enlistment for those who have already completed the Oath of Enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). This Oath of Enlistment made it possible for family members to take videos and pictures of the time-honored ceremony they were unable to witness at MEPS.

Maiden High School officials noted, “We are proud of all the students who have given it their all to get to where they are today. We are especially grateful for those who have committed to pursue service to this country.”

Graduating seniors who have completed at least two semesters in AFJROTC and have taken at least one of those semesters their senior year were also presented with red, white, and blue cords, which will be worn during their graduation ceremony.

An annual awards ceremony was also held on the evening of May 10, 2023, to recognize the accomplishments of all AFJROTC cadets (9-12 grades) from both semesters.

Seniors Recognized:

SETH ALEXANDER BUTLER - Seth is a major cadet in the Air Force JROTC. He is the son of Robert and Kelli Butler. He is pursuing a contract to join the United States Air Force and would like to pursue a career working with aircraft. Butler intends to complete his college education while serving. When Seth is not leading, he enjoys running and playing video games.

DALLAS ANDREW PINSON - Dallas is a former cadet staff sergeant in the Air Force JROTC. He is the son of Jennifer and Jason Lemmond. Pinson is pursuing a contract with the United States Navy and plans to pursue a career in trades. His hobbies include weightlifting and playing video games.

LAIZA GO UBAUB - Laiza is a cadet Lt. Colonel in the Air Force JROTC and cadet squadron commander. She is the daughter of Vixselle Jean Go Dickson and the stepdaughter of Anthony Curtis Dickson. Ubaub plans to pursue service in the United States Air Force and is considering a career in security forces with a possible transition to nursing. In her free time, Laiza enjoys singing and dancing (most recently in the school’s production of Beauty and the Beast), participating in archery, and watching movies and series. Ubaub is most proud of her fourth year residing in the United States and looks forward to serving in the US Military.

The Following Students Have A Signed Contract To Enter Military Service And Have Completed In-Processing At MEPS:

ETHAN PATE BENTLEY - Ethan Bentley is a former cadet 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force JROTC. Bentley is the son of Victoria Bentley. He is pursuing a contract to join the United States Marine Corps, where he hopes to travel the world and meet new people. He is also an Eagle Scout and a member of the varsity wrestling team. In his free time, Ethan enjoys running and weightlifting.

CATHRINE RENEE HENTSCHEL - Catherine “Cat” Henthschel is a cadet Lt. Colonel in the Air Force JROTC and the former cadet squadron commander. She is the daughter of Tyler Henthschel and Christina Jones. Hentschel is currently under contract to join the United States Air Force, where she plans to pursue a career in the security force and become an instructor in the SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) program. Cat also intends to pursue her college education while serving. Hentschel enjoys fishing, tanning, working, and cleaning in her free time.



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