Several members of Civil Air Patrol's Washington County Chapter have been lauded for contributions to the community. The squadron is a unit of Civil Air Patrol, an all-volunteer, civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and a nonprofit organization that provides search and rescue, emergency services, youth programs, aerospace education and more to the Washington County area. The awards were presented at a banquet at the Washington Elks Lodge earlier this month.
• Cadet Captain Adam Parker, a junior at Peters Township High School, received the Outstanding Squadron Cadet of the Year Award.
• Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Tiffany Trunk, a senior at Peters, won the General Billy Mitchell Award, which is presented after completing the first eight achievements of the cadet program and passing an exam testing leadership theory and aerospace topics.
• Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Miguel Francisco, an eighth-grader at Commonwealth Connections Academy in Washington, was named Cadet of the Year.
• Captain Nancy Parker, a resident of Peters and a teacher at Bower Hill Elementary School, was named Senior Member of 2012. She was also presented with the CAP's Achievement Award.
The squadron meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the National Guard Armory in Washington. Details: www.squadron601.us.