715th MI leads, honors Waialua HS graduates

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Soldiers of the 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde. Color Guard team led by Staff Sgt. Georgina D. Parker, the noncommissioned officer in charge, with Spc. Tymeke S. Lowery, Spc. Kaelan O. Henry, Spc. Dominique E. Charles and Pvt. Sky M. Hartman met with Christine Alexander, principal of Waialua High and Intermediate School prior to the graduates commencement ceremony May 20.

Story and photos by
Sgt. Shameeka R. Stanley
500th Military Intelligence Brigade
Public Affairs
WAIALUA — More than 100 family and friends gathered together to celebrate one of the most important moments of their loved ones lives: graduation day.

Soldiers assigned to the color guard team in 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, came out to support and present the colors at Waialua High and Intermediate School graduation, here, May 20.

Soldiers of the 715th MI Bn., at Waialua High and Intermediate School May 20.

The color guard team was led by Staff Sgt. Georgina D. Parker, the noncommissioned officer in charge, with Spc. Tymeke S. Lowery, Spc. Kaelan O. Henry, Spc. Dominique E. Charles and Pvt. Sky M. Hartman.

Annual support
“It has been an honor for us to have the 500th MI Bde. color guard participate in our commencement exercises for the past seven years,” said Lorri Sonan, Waialua H.S. student activities coordinator. “Having the color guard open the ceremony adds a touch of prestige to the night. We appreciate the time and support given to help us create a memorable event for our graduating seniors.”

As the ceremony began with the color guard marching down the red carpet aisle to lead the way for the graduates, the crowd began to cheer with the anticipation of seeing their graduates walk across the stage and receive their diploma.

“I did ROTC (the Reserve Officer Training Corps) in high school and was a part of the color guard team,” said Hartman. “It means a lot to be able to come out to support and represent my unit and the Army during this ceremony.”

At the end of the ceremony, the color guard led the cadets out of the gymnasium to their awaiting family and friends.
500th MI Bde. continues its longstanding partnership with Wailalua H.S. and looks forward to working together and supporting the students and faculty in the next school year.

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