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VWIL Cadets Take 2012 Honors

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The following students in the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) have earned awards — at the Staunton Military Academy (SMA) Reunion Weekend and Spring Awards event — for the 2011–12 academic year. Congratulations to these deserving cadets.

Tesla Goodrich

Henry Scholarship Honoring SMA: A $2,500 scholarship given to a rising senior who demonstrates excellence in academics and leadership in the VWIL Corps.

Raven Jackson

Henry SMA Legacy Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship for a rising junior (who will commission) who demonstrates excellence in academics and leadership in the VWIL Corps.

Amanda Harrison

SMA Alumni Leadership Award 1: A $1,000 scholarship and certificate for rising senior who demonstrates outstanding leadership ability.

Teri Crouch

SMA Alumni Leadership Award 2: A $1,000 scholarship and certificate given to a rising sophomore who demonstrates outstanding leadership ability.

Luz Bruno

Donald Reid Windley Truth-Duty-Honor: The $500 scholarship is sponsored by Virginia Windley, in memory of her husband, the late Don Windley, a 1970 graduate of SMA, and
the SMA principles of truth, duty, and honor.

Dalia Smith

Longyear Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to a cadet that has made the most improvement in her leadership development within the corps of cadets.

Brittany Bullard

Kable Legion of Honor: This order was established, and so named, in honor of the founder of the SMA, Captain William Hartman Kable. It represented the highest honor bestowed by the SMA upon a graduating cadet and now is the highest honor bestowed by VWIL. It is awarded to the cadet whose record is most conspicuous for leadership, good conduct, academic excellence, integrity of character, poise and bearing, unselfishness, and continuous loyalty to the highest standards of duty and exemplary cadet life.

Sarah McFarland

MacArthur Award: A medallion, $100 check, and copy of the book MacArthur: Melbourne to Tokyo given to a senior who demonstrates academic excellence, physical training, and leadership.

Jillian Stubbs

Col. Frank Pancake Award: A $600 check given to a senior who demonstrates leadership, academic excellence, and the attributes of a citizen solider.

Michelle Filliater

American Military Schools and Colleges of the United States Leadership Award: This ribbon and certificate is given to a junior who exemplifies the characteristics of honor, integrity, and excellence as a leader.

Samantha Sanchez and Jordan Heatherington

Sarah K. Small Award: A $1,295 scholarship awarded to cadets who have exemplified service and commitment to community and country and who are commissioning upon graduation. Small, who graduated in 2002, was the first alumna of VWIL and MBC to be killed in the line of duty while serving in the military.

Amanda Evans and Jessie Campbell

Dr. Jay Sculley Award: $100 to a junior cadet or cadets who demonstrate special leadership attributes that help develop and care for subordinates.

Jessica Hartzog

United Daughters of the Confederacy: A ribbon, certificate, and stipend awarded to the senior with the highest GPA who is a math or computer science major.

Kandi Vaughn

National Society of the Daughters of the America Revolution: A ribbon, certificate, and stipend awarded to the senior in the upper 25 percent of her graduating class who will seek a commission after graduation.

Kaitlyn Cerow, Pauline Langston, and Jade Baker

Military Officers Association of America: A ribbon and certificate awarded to a rising senior who is contracting (Cerow), a rising junior who is contracting (Langston), and a rising sophomore who is seeking a commission (Baker).

Emily Sikorski

MOLLUS Award

Jessica Hartzog

Senior Academic Award: Certificate given to the senior with the highest GPA.

Victoria Barrett

Junior Academic Award: Certificate given to the junior with the highest GPA.

Raven Jackson

Sophomore Academic Award: Certificate given to the sophomore with the highest GPA.

Thi Nguyen

Freshman Academic Award: Certificate given to the sophomore with the highest GPA.

Sarah McFarland

Senior Strength and Endurance Test (SET) Award: Certificate awarded to the senior with the highest score on the Strength and Endurance Test.

Amanda Harrison

Junior SET Award: Certificate awarded to the junior with the highest score on the Strength and Endurance Test.

Anabel Montano

Sophomore SET Award: Certificate awarded to the sophomore with the highest score on the Strength and Endurance Test.

Tatiana Western

Freshman SET Award: Certificate awarded to the freshman with the highest score on the Strength and Endurance Test.

Brittany Ledbetter

Corps Senior Service Award: A certificate awarded to the senior with outstanding service to the corps.

Jenna Ritchie

Corps Junior Service Award: A certificate awarded to the junior with outstanding service to the corps.

Amber Phillips

Molly Pitcher Award: Certificate awarded to the cadet who displays professionalism while representing the corps at MBC and in the Staunton community.

Jessica Hartzog

VWIL Corps Communication Award: Certificate awarded to the cadet demonstrating commitment to the promotion and publicity of the corps through marketing and media.

Sharmeka Williams

Spirit Award: Certificate awarded to the senior who best represents the spirit of the corps.

Angela Taylor

Physical Training (PT) Award: Given to the cadet who has been committed to improving and refining PT within the corps.

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