Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
Maj. Gen. Peter S. Cook, left, awards Churchill Junior High principal Bryce Holbrook a Meritorious Service Medal, the non-war zone equivalent to the Bronze Star, at the school Friday. Holbrook, a chaplain and colonel in the Army's 96th Regional Readiness Command, was surprised with the medal at an assembly he thought was to recognize his promotion from principal to a school district position.

Maj. Gen. Peter S. Cook, left, awards Churchill Junior High principal Bryce Holbrook a Meritorious Service Medal, the non-war zone equivalent to the Bronze Star, at the school Friday. Holbrook, a chaplain and colonel in the Army's 96th Regional Readiness Command, was surprised with the medal at an assembly he thought was to recognize his promotion from principal to a school district position.