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Young Heroes Award 2012

left to right Mr and Mrs Ragsdale, uncle and aunt, younger brother Edmund Jr, mother Pamela Dawkins, Antoinette and father, Edmond Dawkins Sr.

The National Liberty Museum hosted the 12th Annual Young Heroes Award Ceremony on Thursday, August 9th. Twenty students from throughout southeastern PA and central NJ received the award which is presented to students in grades 1 through 12 and from any kind of school (public, charter or private).  Awardees were recognized for their service to community and school and showed leadership and the ability to make a change.

Frankford High School graduate Antoinette Dawkins received the award for the many volunteer hours she spent on projects throughout the Frankford neighborhood and the city.

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2nd Annual Drill Team & Drum Corps Parade

North Philly Foot Stompers Drill Team prepare for parade

Here are some pictures of the 2nd Annual Drill Team & Drum Corps Parade sponsored by Lloyd C. Wilson American Legion Post 224 held on Saturday, July 14th beginning at Harding Middle School and ending at Orthodox & Ditman Sts.

FHS Colorguard left to right: Ed Cordero, Antonio Torres, Tyreek Green and Anthony Ruiz

This is the old Memorial Day Parade that the post use to sponsor the weekend before the actual holiday. They would get over 30 units from all over the region. It was really a big event for the neighborhood. They had to stop it due to problems that occurred in Atlantic City and once that happened as well as several of the original organizers moving or dying things fell into disarray. Then the city would not give them a permit.

But in the end, they are trying to put it back together and with a little luck, good weather and support from the other neighborhood drill units it will succeed.

Lloyd C. Wilson was a graduate of Frankford High School who Killed In Action in Vietnam in 1966.

Frankford Northeast Boys and Girls Club Drill Team and Bugle Corps


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Frankford High JROTC Change of Command Ceremony

As the school year comes to a close the ROTC must choose new leadership.

Make way for the new leaders! The pioneer battalion has chosen new cadets to lead us into a new year. Cadet/COL Justin Mount has retired as the battalion commander and Cadet/LTC Antonio Torres has stepped up to the plate. We wish him great achievements in the future. Cadet Torres will lead us into more special projects to help the community. Congrats to Cadet/LTC Torres!

Picture caption: Cadet Justin Mount (left) and JROTC Senior Instructor (right) hands down the position of Battalion Commander to Cadet Torres (center).

((This is Cadet/MAJ Lee Nguyen  Retired Pioneer Battalion S-5. It has been an amazing year working with you to get my battalion into news articles. This year I will graduate and will be handing down my position to a new S-5, C/1LT Jonathan Juarez. I hope you two have great communication as we did and work together to put the Frankford Pioneers into the local newspaper.))

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Frankford High JROTC Happenings for April

Every year the Frankford High School Alumni selects two graduates to receive this award. This year the Alumi selected a previous graduate, who also came back to his school to contribute to his old football team. Michael Capriotti came back to Frankford High School to coach varsity football. Helping the team win two championships.

Congratulations Coach Capriotti!

On Saturday April 21, 2012, the Pioneer Battalion Raiders team competed against 10 other schools. Pioneers won  third place in the 3Km Run, Land Navigation, and Rope Bridge. In our strong efforts we received 3rd place overall. Which means that we ranked third best against 11 schools in total! Congratulations to our Raiders team!

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Frankford High Graduate is Sweet Genius

Lasheeda Perry

“Sweet Genius” is a competitive cooking show which debuted on the Food Network last year. This year, its second season, a Frankford High School alumnus Lasheeda Perry (Class of 2004) competed, and won.

While attending Frankford, Lasheeda participated in the JROTC and Culinary Arts program. Lasheeda was the Battalion Commander for JROTC in the year of 2004 and she was one of the Culinary Arts Program’s top students. In winning this competition, Lasheeda won $10,000 and was awarded the title of Sweet Genius by Master Pastry Chef Ron Ben-Israel.