Ohio Society SAR JROTC Recognition Award Announced
On May 6th, 2017, the Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution recognized Cadet 1st Lieutenant Hailey Cydrus of the U.S. Marine Corps JROTC as the recipient of its Silver Outstanding JROTC Cadet award and medallion for 2017. The award was presented to Cadet Hailey at the Ohio Society’s 128th Annual State Conference held in Blue Ash, Ohio.
Cadet Cydrus was the recipient of the George Rogers Clark Chapter SAR Bronze Outstanding JROTC Cadet earlier this year, qualifying her entry in the state competition. She is a member of the USMC JROTC Unit at Springfield High School in Springfield, Ohio. USMC Captain (Ret) Jason M. Schrage, Senior Instructor at the school, was present when the award was presented by Ohio SAR ROTC/JROTC Service Academies Committee Chairman, Major USAF (Ret) Terry A. Whetstone.
The ROTC/JROTC program was created to recognize ROTC/JROTC cadets who express patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship and general excellence in a well crafted original essay. For the State contest each cadet must submit the essay on the topic “How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States”. The essay is also used in the National contest.
For information on this contest, visit the Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution website at http://ohssar.org/programs/. If you are interested making a donation to help fund the Ohio Society’s Youth Programs, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/ohssaryouthfund.