300 Hours in the Community


Desiree Harrell

Charlie Harrell receiving Colonel John Spencer Wilkinson Humanitarian Award.

Isabelle Campbell, Senior Reporter

Charlie Harrell is a 2023 senior who has received three awards for his outstanding AFJROTC and community service achievements. Harrell has contributed 356.7 hours of community service during his entire high school career. This is the most hours ever achieved for the GA-942 unit. He has received the Colonel John Spencer Wilkinson Humanitarian Award for having the most community service hours this school year. There has also been a new award created by the AFJROTC at BHS called the 300 Club Award. It is for AFJROTC students who receive over 300 service hours in their time at BHS. Harrell is the first ever to receive this award. 

He has also received an award called the Award of Excellence which is awarded to him by State Superintendent Richard Woods. Charlie is in the process of joining the United States Army. He has completed 8 AFJROTC courses and is a Cadet Corps Commander, as well as a member of the National Honor Society also a potential honor graduate. He also mentors at the elementary schools through AFJROTC. He has completed two career pathways: Agriculture and AFJROTC.