500th MI shares Waialua graduation event

| June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

The 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde., color guard members (from left) Spc. Whitney Boyce, Spc. Victor Shepard, Spc. Karol Zak, Spc. Matt Boyce, Spc. Nathaniel Roppelt and Sgt. Tyler Gruis present the colors during Waialua High School's graduation ceremony, here, May 24.  (Photo has been altered from its original form; background elements have been removed.)                    The 500th MI Bde. and Waialua High and Intermediate School have been partnered since Oct. 14, 2008.

The 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde., color guard members (from left) Spc. Whitney Boyce, Spc. Victor Shepard, Spc. Karol Zak, Spc. Matt Boyce, Spc. Nathaniel Roppelt and Sgt. Tyler Gruis present the colors during Waialua High School’s graduation ceremony, here, May 24.

 

Story and photo by
Staff Sgt. David Padilla
500th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs
WAIALUA — Soldiers assigned to the 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, presented the colors during the Waialua High School graduation ceremony,  recently, at the school gymnasium, here.

Spc. Matt Boyce, Spc. Whitney Boyce, Sgt. Tyler Gruis, Spc. Nathaniel Roppelt, Spc. Victor Shepard, and Spc. Karol Zak formed the color guard team and reaffirmed the unit’s commitment to the school.

After the playing of the national and state anthems, graduating students clad in red and white graduation caps and gowns filed into the gymnasium to the cheers and applause of parents and school officials.

Following the graduating class entrance, the color guard posted the colors, marking the official commencement of the graduation ceremony.

The 500th MI Bde. and Waialua High School have been partnered through the School Partnership Program since Oct. 14, 2008. The unit and school renewed their partnership in February 2013.

“It felt good to perform at the graduation,” Gruis said, who served as the color guard noncommissioned officer in charge. “It was an honor to be a part of the graduation ceremony for the class of 2014.”

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