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NSSAR JROTC Honor Legion for 2002


NSSAR JROTC Honor Legion for 2002

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 2002.   This is the fifth publication of this annual recognition of Outstanding Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets.

Each of the following 12 Cadets was selected by their sponsoring local Chapter and State Society as an outstanding young citizen of their community.   The Cadets were chosen because of their high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, military bearing, and sense of duty to the community.


Pictured from left to right are: NSSAR JROTC/ROTC Committee Chairman, John C. (Jack) Haughton (Texas); NSSAR Outstanding JROTC Cadet, Lt. Col. Jonathan Coward wearing the Gold JROTC Medalion; Major Robert W. Holt, Senior Army Instructor of Crescent City High School.

JROTC Chairman Haughton presented Cadet Lt. Col. Coward his certificate and his check for $1,000.

The NSSAR Outstanding Cadet of the Nation for 2002 is:
JROTC Cadet Major Jonathan Coward of Crescent City Sr. High School, Crescent City, FL
sponsors: St. Augustine Chapter and the Florida Society

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

Vice Commander:
AFJROTC Cadet Major Julian Thomas Raymond
Dutch Fork High School, Irmo, SC
sponsors:  Col. Thomas Taylor Chapter and the South Carolina Society

AFJROTC Cadet Colonel Jennifer M. Shahan
North Side High School, Jackson, TN
sponsors:  James Madison Chapter and the Tennessee Society

Special Honorable Mention:

JROTC Cadet 1st Lieutenant Katie Besant
Hillcrest High School, Tuscaloosa, AL
sponsors:  Black Warrior River Chapter and the Alabama Society


AFJROTC Cadet Captain Daniel D. Cronk
Clover Park High School, Lakewood, WA
sponsors:  lexander Hamilton Chapter and the Washington Society

Other members of the Class of 2002 are (listed alphabetically):

JROTC Cadet First Sergeant Ian D. Balesky
Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville, GA
sponsors:  Lyman Hall Chapter and the Georgia Society

JROTC Cadet Cmd Sergeant Major Jaqueline Duncan
Pearland High School, Pearland, TX
sponsors:  Cradle of Texas Chapter and the Texas Society

NJROTC Cadet Ensign K'asha-Amour Franklin
Harrisburg High School, Harrisburg, PA
sponsors:  Harris Ferry Chapter and the Pennsylvania Society

JROTC Cadet Fisrt Sergeant Donielle M. Hetrick
Ponchatoula High School, Ponchatoula, LA
sponsors:  General Philemon Chapter and the Louisiana Society

NJROTC Cadet Lieutenant Kimberly Metcalf
Massabesic High School, Waterboro, ME
sponsors:  the Maine Society

JROTC Cadet Captain Alishia R. Noland
Kenton Senior High School, Kenton, OH
sponsors:  Centennial Chapter and the Ohio Society

JROTC Cadet Captain Charles Odell
South Brunswick High School, Southport, NC
sponsors:  Marquis de Lafayette Chapter and the North Carolina Society