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June 12--  Two members of the Thunderbolt Junior ROTC Regiment Drill Team demonstrated their close order drill proficiency at Tuesday night's meeting of the Vidalia school board.

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Cadet Sergeant Pearla Hernandez from Toombs County High School and Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Kristopher Owens from Vidalia High School represented the Regiment.

Command Sergeant Major (Ret) David Draughn told school board members the regiment has an enrollment of 220 students from Vidalia and Toombs, Treutlen and Montgomery Counties.

Forty-two cadets graduated this year.  Seventeen entered the U.S. Armed Forces and one enrolled in Georgia Military College to earn her commission as an Army Second Lieutenant. 

The school board approved the recommendation of School Superintendent Dr. Garrett Wilcox to give lunchroom workers a pay raise.  The 25 cents an hour raise will cost the system an additional $6,207 in salaries.