Secondary Education

SHS JROTC Cadet Colton Wassell Wins Recognition!

Last Updated on Mar 12, 2014 at 12:04pm | Secondary Education


Colton Wassell, a senior and a fourth year army JROTC cadet at Southern Garrett high school, received notice that his essay '"How JROTC Builds Character and Leadership" was selected to be in the top 10 out of 170 essays submitted to the fourth JROTC region.
 
Each year the Army's Cadet Command sponsors an essay contest for  the 1731 high schools that have the JROTC program. The contest allows only one essay from each school to be submitted at the brigade level for evaluation. Of those essays submitted to the brigades, only five are allowed to go forward to cadet command for final evaluation and selection for national awards.
 
Although Wassell's essay wasn't selected for further evaluation at the national level, a panel of three judges at Fort Bragg stated that his essay was an A+ rating and 'in the top 10' from the six states and District of Columbia that make up the brigade's region.
 

"I'm very happy with my efforts" Wassell said, and "glad that I could show (in the essay) how JROTC builds character by making this trait’s concept more concrete for cadets."