SCV SOUTH CAROLINA DIVISION
JUNIOR ROTC
H.L. HUNLEY AWARD

In 2007 the South Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans organized and developed an award designed to honor top high school Marine and Naval ROTC cadets across the state who have displayed core values of the Navy and Marine Corps - Honor, Courage and Commitment, as did the ill-fated crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley off the coast of Charleston on Feb 17th, 1864.
In 2007 Compatriot SSGT Jeff Holliday presented the inaugural award to Cadet Richard Abercrombie at SSGT Holliday's high school alma mater, Battery Creek, Beaufort, SC.  In 2008 the Division extended the scope of the award to additionally include Army and Air Force JROTC Cadets.
Camp 47 sponsors the following high school JROTC Units in Beaufort County: Battery Creek HS, US Marine Corps; Beaufort HS, US Air Force; Hilton Head Island HS, US Navy; and Whale Branch Early College HS, US Marine Corps.


2017


On April 26, 2017, Camp Commander Mike Kelley presented Army Cadet Lucas Turner of Bluffton HS with the H. L. Hunley Award.

On May 17th Compatriot Jeff Holliday, right, co presented the H L Hunley Medal to Cadet Scott Smith of Northside High School, Jacksonville, NC. With him at left is camp Compatriot Rick New.

2016


The May 13th Battery Creek High School
H. L. Hunley Award presentation to
Cadet Capt. Matthew Caton.
SMI Lt. Col. Raymond Ganas, at left, with Cadet Caton and presenter Past Commander Jody Henson.

The April 27th Bluffton High School H. L. Hunley Award presentation to Marine Cadet Lt. Col. Zachary Hellstrom by Military Awards Chairman Maj. John Simpson, USMC Ret.

2015


Military Awards Chairman Col. Ollie Langford presents Bluffton High School Army JROTC Cadet Lt. Joseph Bailey with the H L Hunely Award as the units Top Cadet for 2014-2015.

Whale Branch High School Marine Cadet Lance Corporal Charles Gardner receives the 2015 H L Hunley Award from Compatriot Col. Ollie Langford. Senior Marine Instructor Lt. Col. Bob Wallace is also present to congratulate Cadet Gardner.

2014


2014 Whale Branch High School Marine Cadet Corporal Kelli Washington receives the H. L. Hunley Award from Wayne Cousar

Marine Cadet Captain Jackson Davis Canaday was Battery Creek High School's Top Cadet for 2014, he is the son of Past Camp Commander Brian Canaday.


2014 Hilton Head Island High School's first ever H. L. Hunley Award Recipient Navy Ensign Daniel Phillips with Past Commander Jody Henson.

Air Force Cadet Col. Brian Lentz of Beaufort High School was presented the 2014 H L Hunley Award by 1st Lt. Commander Nolan Tarrance. Brian will be attending the Citadel this fall.

2012


2012 Bluffton High School
Army Cadet 1st Sgt. Caleb Hawkins
and Miitary Awards Chairman Col. Ollie Langford

2012 Marine Military Academy Recipient
Harlingen, Texas
Cadet Gunnery Sergeant Isaac Phillips II


2012 Battery Creek High School
Marine Cadet 1 st Lt. Rashaad Pippins
Past Commander Jody Henson

2012 Whale Branch High School
Marine Cadet Jarred Sanders
and Past 2nd Lt Commander Wayne Cousar

2011


2011 Battery Creek High School
Cadet Capt. David John
Military Awards Chairman Ollie Langford

2011 Bluffton High School
Cadet 1st Sgt Christopher Seckinger
Military Awards Chairman Ollie Langford

2010 - 2007


2010 Battery Creek High School
Cadet GySgt Jordan Huggins
Military Awards Chairman Jody Henson

2010 Beaufort High School
Cadet Col Phillip Tyler Jones
Commander Paul Griffin


2010 Marine Military Academy
Harlingen, TX
Cadet Lt. Ashton Walzer

2009 Battery Creek High School
Cadet 2nd Lt Niels McCullers
1st Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Wynn

2009 Beaufort High School
Cadet Col. Chase Metzler
Cmdr. Claude McElveen


2009 Marine Military Academy
Harlingen, TX
Cadet Capt. James M. Miller

2008 Beaufort High School
Cadet Robert McCarthy
Cmdr. Claude McElveen

2008 Blufton High School
Cadet Jennifer George
Past Cmdr. Don Carlson

2008 Ridgeland High School
Cadet Christopher Button
Past Cmdr. Jody Henson

2008 Marine Military Academy
Harlingen, TX
Cadet Maj. Andrew Alexander
BG Steve Cheney USMC Ret
and
Ret Rear Admiral Robert Smith III

2007 Battery Creek High School
Cadet Richard Abercrombie
SSGT (Compatriot) Jeff Holliday