Local TV affiliate NBC5 surprised an ILTexas JROTC cadet with an award during a birthday celebration for the United States Marine Corps.

At ILTexas Garland High School, NBC5 Inside High School Sports honored Cadet LtCol Xaris Trigueros with the Local Excellence Award. Xaris' parents and peers were present for the surprise. 

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As part of Inside High School Sports' partnership with Geico local offices, JROTC cadets are recognized across the DFW area for exemplifying excellence. 

In addition to receiving the Local Excellence Award, Xaris was also awarded with a $500 donation.