PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Jonathan Patino is a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel with the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Bay High School, and he was recently promoted to Group Commander.
Jonathan Patino is this week's 850Strong Student of the Week. (WJHG/WECP)
"It's been a real honor to have gotten that position, I made my family proud and surely all my teachers and friends," Jonathan said.
He is not only committed to the responsibilities of this role, but also committed to serving the community.
"We went out and supported Wreaths Across America, laying wreaths for fallen veterans and also after the hurricane I participated in the food pantry that happened at Jenks Middle School, we went over there to help and hand out food to those in need," he said.
He showed leadership and kindness to those effected most after Hurricane Michael.
"I never thought I'd have to go through something like that in my life so, to see others because people lost their homes so it was really sad experience, I just wanted to give back because I could just do that just to be able to do that was really, it touched me," Jonathan said.
Jonathan says he plans on joining the Marine Corps after high school.
Copyright 2020 WJHG. All rights reserved.