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Citadel News Service
4 May 2013

First and second honor graduates recognized

During commencement exercises for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets on Saturday, May 4, the Class of 2013’s David Shingler Spell First and Second Honor Graduates were recognized.  The awards are annually presented to the graduates whose grade point averages are the highest of the graduating class.

Cadet SackettCadet Charles Michael Sackett of Kingwood , Texas, was named the first honor graduate.  As a civil engineering major with three minors—applied mathematics, electrical engineering and East Asian studies—Sackett earned an impressive 3.98 cumulative grade point average. 

In addition to his major and minors, Sackett studied Chinese and spent three summers in study-abroad programs in China offered through scholarships from The Citadel and the Department of Defense.  He has also been active in several engineering and academic clubs.

Sackett is a three-year Air Force scholarship cadet who received his commission Friday, May 3.  He will be assigned to Randolf Air Force Base in Texas where he will begin training as a pilot for remotely piloted aircraft. 

Cadet MooreCadet Micah Franklin Moore of Franklin Springs, Ga., is the second honor graduate. A political science major with a minor in international and military affairs, Moore has excelled as member of the Honors Program and a Citadel Scholar.

This year Moore served as the regimental academic officer, a position responsible for overseeing the academic performance of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.  Moore is not only dedicated to The Citadel, he is also committed to service through leadership and has served as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown for the past eight years.

On May 3, he commissioned into the United States Marine Corps and following graduation will attend the basic training school at Quantico, Va.