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Tradition on display as Riverside Military Academy ceremony welcomes new president
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Retired U.S. Army Col. Stanley C. “Stas” Preczewski, new Riverside Military Academy president, salutes during the playing of the "Star-spangled Banner" Friday, March 29, 2019, at Maginnis Field during a change of command ceremony at the private Gainesville school. - photo by Scott Rogers
Though retired U.S. Army Col. Stanley C. “Staś” Preczewski officially took the helm as Riverside Military Academy’s 10th president on March 1, the school doesn’t take liberties with tradition.So, on Friday, March 29, about 530 cadets in parade uniforms marched out to Maginnis Field on the school’s campus in Gainesville to greet Preczewski with an overture fit for the duty and service a military academy and college preparatory school demands.