Several cadets and senior members of the Kenai Composite Squadron were honored at the group's annual Christmas banquet.
Cadet Hansen,13, received a special plaque in honor of being the youngest cadet in Alaska to earn the General Billy Mitchell award. The cadets also were promoted to 2nd Lieutenant after passing tests in aerospace education, leadership theory and physical fitness.
Squadron Commanded Moyer and his wife, 1st Lt. Andrea Moyer, were praised for their many hours of service to the squadron.
In keeping with an airplane theme for the evening, contests were held for the best airplane dessert and paper airplane design. Cadet David Schwenke won the dessert contest with a creative design using ice cream cones. After intense competition between the cadets and senior members, Cadets D. C. Reid and Naythen Hansen won the paper airplane contest, and Randy Willis won for the senior members.
Toys were collected at the end of the evening and given to Toys for Tots.
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