14th Annual Our Community Salutes of South Jersey holds high school enlistee ceremony

Enlistees from Burlington, Camden, Gloucester & Salem Counties

The 14th Annual Our Community Salutes of South Jersey High School Enlistee Ceremony will be held May 10 at 5 p.m. at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees to honor graduating high school seniors in Southern New Jersey who plan to enlist into the military immediately after high school graduation. These seniors represent just one percent of all high school graduates.

2022 featured speakers include:

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  • Major General Edward W. Thomas, Jr., Commanding General, US Air Force Recruiting Service
  • SEAC (R) John Wayne Troxell, Senior Enlisted Advisor to Joint Chiefs
  • Army Command Sergeant Major (R) Michele Jones

The US Army Bass Quintet will provide the musical entertainment.

“Today more than ever, our nation’s newest and youngest service members need to know that their community and their country stand behind their decision to serve our nation”, said Dr. Kenneth Hartman, founder of Our Community Salutes. “College-bound seniors and Division 1 athletes get much recognition. For our nation’s military-bound seniors, this is their signing ceremony.”

Enlistees include the following:


Trent Luck                                             Gloucester County Institute of Technology

Liscio Ragin                                          Camden County Technical Schools, GTC

DeShawn Thomas                               Gateway to College Camden County

Shane Wood                                        Audubon High School

Malaysis Dixon                                     Cherry Hill West High School

Kayne Dixon                                         Cherry Hill West High School

Aliyana Santiago                                 Haddon Heights High School

Dylan Bretz                                           Williamstown High School

Patrick Dwamena                                Winslow High School

Stephen Hunt                                       Camden County Technical Schools, GTC

Nicholas Moyer                                    Triton High School

Andrew Velasquez-Garcia                 Camden County Technical Schools, GTC

Kyle Ramos                                          Deptford Township High School

Tyrone Pollard                                     Deptford Township High School

Donovan Duer                                      Gateway Regional High School

Magdalena Plachuta                           Kingsway Regional High School

Siara Simmons                                     Clearview High School

Caedmon Swart                                   Burlington County Institute of NJ, Medford

Jalen Johnson                                      Lenape High School

Brenden Mitchell                                 Camden County Technical Schools, GTC

William Campbell                                Cherry Hill West High School

Kiley Kiss                                               Clearview High School

Patrick Tripp                                         Kingsway High School

Heidi Sheppelman                              Gloucester County Institute of Technology

Gabriel Dezutti                                     Deptford High School

Cory Carpenter                                    Deptford High School

Ryan Aitken                                         Highland Regional High School

Robert Doble                                      Pennsville Memorial High School

Shawn Dougherty                              Washington Township High School

Daniel Greco                                      Camden County Technical Schools, GTC

Luke Maxwell                                      Haddon Heights High School

Eric Mizner                                          West Deptford High School

Sean Reyes                                        Pope Paul VI High School

Alberto Sanchez                                 Lindenwold High School

Zachary Simons                                 Kingsway Regional High School

Thomas Totten                                   Kingsway Regional High School

Matthew Tucker                                 Penns Grove High School

Samuel Diaz                                       Camden County Technical Schools, PC

Isabelle Mayers                                  Triton High School

Yokaira Trinidad                                Mastery High School High School

Emmanuel Rivera                              Mastery High School High School

Raylynn Velez                                    Camden County Technical Schools, PC

Natalia Soto                                        Cherry Hill West High School

Cristina Perez                                     Camden County Technical Schools, GTC

Michael Pieczara                               Arthur P. Schalick High School

Danae Jones                                      Camden County Technical Schools, PC

Neillie Vessel                                      Camden County Technical Schools, GTC

Kevin Mateo                                        Gloucester City High School High School

OCS was starting in Camden County (NJ) in 2009. Today, OCS chapters exist in over 23 states, with over 40 OCS ceremonies being conducted this spring.  Visit us at OurCommunitySalutes.org

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