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NSSAR JROTC Honor Legion for 2001


NSSAR JROTC Honor Legion for 2001

by John C. Haughton, Chairman NSSAR ROTC/JROTC Committee

The National Society Sons of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the NSSAR JROTC Legion of Honor for 2001.   This is the fourth publication of this annual recognition of Outstanding Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets.  I am delighted to recognize the fact that 4 State Societies participated in this years program for the first time.  I hope that they will continue to participate as the program continues to grow.
Each of the following 14 Cadets was selected by their sponsoring State Society and local Chapter as an outstanding young citizen of their community, with high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and military bearing.

JROTC Cadet LtCol. Kayln Eidschun of the Westover High School, Fayetteville, NC, was recognized as the Outstanding Cadet in the nation by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) on July 2, 2001.  John C. Haughton, Chairman of the NSSAR JROTC/ROTC Committee, and the NSSAR Acting President General, Howard F. Horn, Jr. presented Cadet LtCol. Eidschun with her gold medallion as Commander of the 2001 Honor Legion Class, a certificate of recognition and her $1,000 award at the NSSAR National Congress in Louisville, KY in July.


Outstanding JROTC Cadet LtCol. Kayln Eidschun of the Westover High School, Fayetteville, NC, wearing the Gold JROTC Medalion, received her certificate from Acting President General Howard F. Horne, Jr., and JROTC Chairman Jack Haughton presented her a check for $1,000.

The NSSAR Outstanding Cadet of the Nation for 2001 is:
JROTC Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Kalyn C. Eidschun of Westover High School, Fayetteville, NC
sponsors: Marquis de Lafayette Chapter and North Carolina Society

To read Cadet LtCol. Eidschun's essay: "How has JROTC prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States Of America?"

2002 Update on Kalyn C. Eidschun:  Kalyn was advanced to the rank of Colonel and served as Battalion Commander (2nd year in this position) and Assistant Military Science Instructor.  She also received the title of Miss Westover (beauty pageant) and was named a Distinguished Citizen for the city of Fayetteville.  Having received numerous scholarships, Kalyn will be attending Campbell University this fall to begin her studies in Criminal Psychology.   She also auditioned and was chosen to be an actress in a local comedy club that has recently opened in Fayetteville.   She still plans to become President of the United States.

Vice Commander:
JROTC Cadet Captain Jonathan A. Bowlby
Zachary High School, Zachary, LA
sponsors:  General Philemon Thomas Chapter and the Louisiana Society

JROTC Cadet Captain Kathleen D. Mahan
Camden High School, Camden, SC
sponsors:  General Thomas Sumter Chapter and the South Carolina Society

Special Honorable Mention:
AFJROTC Cadet Captain Courtney L. Karasko
Derby High School, Derby, KS
sponsors:  Washington Chapter and the Kansas Society

Other members of the Class of 2001 are (listed alphabetically):

JROTC Cadet 1st Sergeant Auburn E. Ellis
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Kansas City, MO
sponsors:  Alexander Majors Chapter and the Missouri Society

JROTC Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Heidi M. Erving
Nokomis Regional High School, Newport, ME
sponsors:  the Maine Society

AFJROTC Cadet Colonel Myronda B. Felts
North Side High School, Jackson, TN
sponsors:  James Madison Chapter and the Tennessee Society

JROTC Cadet Major Thomas G. Gibson
Wuerzburg American High School, Wuerzburg, Germany
sponsors:  National Society SAR, JROTC Committee

JROTC Cadet 1st Lieutenant Ashley Jackman
Pearland High School, Pearland, TX
sponsors:  Cradle Of Texas Chapter and the Texas Society

JROTC Cadet Corporal Matt Johnson
John R. Rogers High School, Puyallup, WA
sponsors:  Alexander Hamilton Chapter and the Washington Society

AFJROTC Cadet 1st Lieutenant Rigoberto Mabante
Nogales High School, Nogales, AZ
sponsors:  Tucson Chapter and the Arizona Society

JROTC Cadet 1st Sergeamt Fred W. Rowe
Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville, GA
sponsors:  Lyman Hall Chapter and the Georgia Society

JROTC Cadet Major Jeffrey B. Simmons
Wolfson High School, Jacksonville, FL
sponsors:  Jacksonville Chapter and the Florida Society

JROTC Cadet Captain Donahue P. Stephens
Walker High School, Jasper, AL
sponsors:  Warrior River Chapter and the Alabama Society