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Citadel News Service
1 Oct 2007

Three companies honored for academics, military duty

Three cadet companies were honored recently for outstanding academic and military performance. The awards were presented during the Sept. 28 military dress parade.

The President’s Cup was established by Gen. Hugh P. Harris, president of The Citadel from 1965 to 1970. It is awarded annually to the cadet company that establishes the highest combine score in academic achievement, military performance, extracurricular participation, fourth-class retention and the fewest disciplinary cases during the previous academic year. The President’s Cup is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a cadet company.

The winner of the President’s Cup for the 2006-2007 academic year is Palmetto Battery. Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, president of The Citadel, presented the award to Cadet David Burrier, Palmetto Battery commander.

The Gen. Charles P. Summerall Cup is named for The Citadel president who served from 1931 to 1953. The Summerall Cup is donated by the European Citadel Association and is awarded annually to the cadet company with the best academic achievement. Companies are rated on average grade point ratio for the fall and spring semesters.

The Summerall Cup for the 2006-2007 academic year was presented to Golf Company. Provost and Dean of the College Gen. Sam Hines presented the cup to Cadet Justin Strickland, Golf Company commander.

Each year the Commandant of Cadets presents the Commandant’s Cup to the company that has performed best in parade and squad drill. The award was established by Lt. Col. William C. Miller, commandant from 1926 to 1931.

The Commandant’s Cup was awarded to Echo Company. Col. Greg Stone, commandant of cadets, presented the cup to Cadet Capt. Andrew Meyer, Echo Company commander.

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