From left are Lt. Col. Robert Rohm, JROTC Sponsor Humble High School; Joshua Jordan, Humble High School; and Rotary President Oran Bain.
From left are Twanna Robinson; 1st Sgt. Lanetia Valcin, U.S. Army Retired, Army Instructor, Summer Creek High School; Shakuri Robinson; Rotary Club President Oran Bain; and Rotarian Dr. Bonnie Longnion.
The Rotary Club of Humble presented Joshua Jordan and Shakuri Robinson with the “Leader of Tomorrow” awards at the regular luncheon meeting Jan. 27. Jordan is a sophomore at Humble High School where he participates in “Health Occupation Students of America,” which teaches young students medical skills to treat patients. He also participates in Humble High School JROTC and his current rank is sergeant. He participates in the Color Guard, S-2, which is accountable for rifles and computers. Jordan also plays violin, 4th chair varsity orchestra. He aspires to hold his class rank which is 12th or better, to graduate with a GPA of 5 or better and to attend Texas A&M with the long-term goal of becoming a neurologist while being active in the Army Reserves.
“I am very grateful for this award and congratulate others who will earn it this year. I will take this back to Humble High School and show that the little things such as doing your homework or following the rules can take you farther than you will expect. Motivating young people to become better citizens and to improve our society is my ultimate goal,” said Jordan.
Robinson is a junior at Summer Creek High School where she participates in Color Guard Drill, rock climbing, and art for Army JROTC. She also plays tennis.
Robinson has volunteered in the Summerwood Fall Festival, Summerwood Winter Festival and Humble Lions Bike Club. She has participated in the Grace Church event for Veterans Day and has served as a participant during a Flag Day event for wounded warriors. Robinson plans to apply to the Air Force Academy to graduate as an officer and become a nurse.
Robinson credits her mother, Twanna Robinson, for her success.
“The most important thing I have learned so far is to always stay positive and to keep moving forward,” said Robinson.
Lt. Bobby Brown, representing the Humble ISD Police Department, and Lt. Col. Robert Rohm, JROTC sponsor at Humble High School, and other members of the Humble ISD police were in attendance at the meeting.
1st Sgt. Lanetia H. Valcin, U.S. Army Retired, who is the Army Instructor and JROTC sponsor at Summer Creek High School was in attendance at the meeting with Twanna Robinson, both in support of Robinson as she made a brief presentation.
The “Leader of Tomorrow” award will be given to a student from each of the Humble ISD high schools during the year. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership capability, academic success, and service and respect to others. The Humble ISD Police Department representative at each high school will lead the process to select the student on campus.