Joshua R. Bayer
Academic Awards and Achievements
• Honor Roll Student for 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 school years
• Top 25 freshmen for 2013-13 school year: was one of the top 25 freshmen for the academic school year.
• National Honors Society Member 2014-15, 2015-16 school years: nominated and selected to become a member of our school’s chapter of NHS.
• African American Student Services Academic Award for 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 school years
• Congressional Academic Award for 2012-2013 school year
• Presidential Academic Award for 2012-2013 school year
• Principal’s Honor Roll 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 school years
Athletic Awards and Achievements
• First Place Trophy, First Water Orienteering Meet, 2012-13 school year: was on the first place team out of 130 teams for my AFJROTC orienteering team.
• First Place Trophy, Prescott Orienteering Meet, 2012-13 school year: was on the first place team out of 200 teams for my AFJROTC orienteering team.
• Varsity Letter, Football, 2014-15, 2015-16 school year
• Team Captain, Football, 2015-2016 school year
• Varsity Letter, Cheer Team, 2013-14 school year
• Team Captain, Cheer Team, 2015-2016 school year
• Varsity Letter, Track & Field, 2013-14, 2014-15 school year
• Most Outstanding Thrower, Track & Field, 2013-14 school year: awarded by the CHS track and field coaches for having the best attitude, effort, and improvement over a season.
Volunteer Work and Awards
• Ronald McDonald House Dinner, NHS, 2014-15 school year: responsible for cooking meals, cleaning, and moving supplies for the Ronald McDonald House.
• Cancer Survivors Walk, volunteer worker, 2013-14 school year: In charge of operating a water station along the route for the walkers and supporting the event staff.
• City Track Meet for Middle School, volunteer worker, 2013-14 school year: responsible for security, measuring, judging, and overall staff for the Tucson MS City Meet.
• Security/Volunteer worker for graduation ceremony, 2013-14 school year: responsible for all security team members, parking, VIP escorting, and event staff.
• Over 100 hours of community service work during the 2012-13 school year including working sports events as security and general volunteer worker
• Combined 200 hours of community service work at school and through NHS, athletics, and general school and community events
• Accrued over 250 hours of community service while in attendance at the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School during the 2016—17 academic year
• President of Culture Club, 2013-14 school year: Culture Club was designed to unify and embrace the differences and diversity at our school by allowing students to come together and share who they were.
• Football Club President 2014-15, 2015-16 school years: responsible for fundraising, orders, and helping the coaching staff with important school and financial needs.
• College Bound Club member 2015-16 school year
• Student Council member, 2015-16 school year
• Class President, 2015-16 school year: successfully conducted a campaign in which I was elected class president by 99% of the senior class. I gained the trust and confidence of my peers by actively engaging with them and leading for them in areas that needed a strong leader. I am was responsible for unifying, leading, organizing, and mentoring my class, as well as being in charge of the important events for my class such as graduation, senior night, honors night, etc.
• Youth Advisory Council member and representative for CHS and TUSD: elected as a representative by my administration for our school and TUSD. Was responsible for representing Catalina High School and the Tucson Unified School District at YAC meetings. Me and my other representative conducted surveying, wrote reports, and engaged with students and faculty about their issues within the school, district, and education in general. We reported to our super intendant, school administration, and city and state congress on educational issues.
AFJROTC, 2012-13 school year:
• Cadet member of the Kitty Hawk Air Society: met the requirements established in our AFJROTC unit and AETC HQ to become a member of our chapter of the Kitty Hawk Air Society. I was considered an elite cadet under this having a strong record and performance in academics, cadet programs, athletics, and extracurricular activities.
• Recruiting NCO: responsible for organizing recruiting events at middle schools in the Tucson area for our AFJROTC unit and mentoring middle school students that had an interest in the program.
• Orienteering NCO: responsible for registering our unit in state orienteering meets and preparing our teams for competition.
• Flight Commander
• Community Service Officer: in charge of all community service events and duties in our AFJROTC unit including organizing events, finding volunteers, leading volunteers during events, logging hours, and writing reports for my SASI about community service events and hours completed by our cadets.
• Competition Color Guard Commander: commanded our competition color guard team at drill meets, primarily responsible for organizing practices, memorizing drill sequences, making sure all team members were proficient in drill movements and proper knowledge, and leading the team.
• Honor Guard Commander: responsible for commanding, organizing, and leading cadets designated to present colors and/or provide honors at ceremonies in the community including the Veteran’s Day Parade, Veteran’s Dinner at the Pima Air and Space Museum, etc.
Civil Air Patrol:
• First Sergeant: highest enlisted ranking member of the squadron responsible for all flight staff and reporting directly to the Cadet Commander.
• Flight Commander: responsible for mentoring, commanding, teaching, and conducting duties within and for a flight of cadets.
• Aerospace Officer: responsible for teaching aerospace education classes to the squadron and making sure proper classes and activities were being conducted on a monthly basis.
• Leadership Officer: responsible for teaching leadership classes to cadets and making sure they were actively practicing proper and responsible leadership.
• Drug Demand Reduction Officer: responsible for teaching cadets about drug and alcohol reduction, safety, and procedures.
• Executive Officer: third in command of a squadron reporting directly to the cadet commander and handling all support staff for the squadron.
• Deputy Cadet Commander: second in command of a squadron, conducting the cadet commander’s duties when they were absent and being the primary associate for them when they were present at meetings. Primarily in charge of all flight staff.
• Cadet Advisory Council Representative: nominated and selected by senior squadron staff to represent our squadron on a group level at monthly meetings.
USAFA Prep School:
• Drill and Ceremonies Officer: as a D&C Officer, I am in charge of the group’s parade and drill performances. Me and my team are responsible for mentoring, teaching, and correcting parade practices so that each one is the most precise and sharp performance we can make it. We recently completed our first parade for parent’s weekend and were commended by the Prep School Commander for having one of the best parade performances in years. We’re currently working towards our parade performance for a Veteran’s Day Parade.
• Element Leader: as an element leader, I am one of the key leaders within my flight. I answer to the flight commander and am solely responsible for the welfare, morale, discipline, organization, and mentoring of those within my element. I conduct weekly reports on each member of my flight ensuring leadership is aware of any negative or positive behavior my squad mates could be having. I conduct monthly feedback reports where I sit down one on one with each person in my element and mentor them on my observations of their behavior, discipline, military bearing, standards, and overall morale.
• Director of Operations: As the second in command of the squadron (70+ people) I was responsible for handling all discipline, morale, welfare, and personal needs as well as passing and handling information between upper leadership and the squadron. I was primarily responsible for ensuring that my commanders handled all issues accordingly and ensured feedback and evaluation reports were conducted accordingly for every person in their flight. I worked directly with the squadron commander to ensure that the squadron ran smoothly and that all needs were being met on a leadership, personal, and professional level to ensure a functioning work and living environment for my squadron.
• Crew Member at Eegee’s: June 2015-January 2016
• Part Time Landscaping for Family Business: March 2016- July 2016
Other Awards & Decorations
• Outstanding Cadet AS-1: awarded to top cadet within their grade for the unit.
• Superior Performance Award: awarded to cadets who had outstanding performance and participation all year long in the unit.
• Air Commando Association Award
• The Military Order of the World Wars Award
• Only freshman to obtain an officer rank within the unit
Civil Air Patrol:
• Billy Mitchell Award: awarded to the top 15% of cadets who successfully complete all of the necessary requirements to obtain the rank of C/2d Lt. and become a cadet officer.
• Red Service Ribbon: awarded for actively completing two years in the CAP cadet program.
• Recruiting Ribbon: awarded for recruiting at least two cadets into the program.
• Encampment Ribbon: awarded for successfully completed a cadet basic training.
USAFA Prep School:
• Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Ribbon
• National Defense (ND) Ribbon
• Air Force Training Ribbon
• Military Performance Award for 3 out of 4 academic quarters
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