Cadets Alumni Wedding: Clif and Nicole Newkirk

Clif (mellophone '01-06) and Nicole (colorguard '02-'06) were married Jan. 5, 2013

Clif22.jpgClif Newkirk’s first summer in The Cadets mellophone section was 2001 when he was 16. Nicole Martinez joined the colorguard the following year, in the summer of 2002. Both started marching young, and had six and five years in The Cadets, respectively. (You may recognize Nicole as one of the Catholic schoolgirls from The Cadets' 2005 and 2006 "Zone" shows [left].)

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“Throughout the years we marched, we became better friends,” Clif said.

The two marched together as friends for four years, but something changed during their age-out summer in 2006.

“We were talking one night, and the conversation ended with a kiss,” Clif remembered. “Neither of us expected that to happen.”

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A few days later, Clif and Nicole decided to give it a go, and they dated for their rest of the ’06 summer. After tour ended, the couple made it work, and six and a half years later, they got married on January 5, 2013.

Many Cadets alumni traveled to attend the wedding and reception. (Cadet weddings do have a way of turning into mini-reunions.)

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Currently, the new Mrs. Nicole Newkirk works as a radiology technologist at University of Oklahoma Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City, and Clif will graduate in May with a degree in architectural engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Congratulations, Nicole and Clif!

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