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.
Henry Scholarship Honoring SMA: A $2,500 scholarship given to a rising senior who demonstrates excellence in academics and leadership in the VWIL Corps.
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.
SMA Alumni Leadership Award 1: A $1,000 scholarship and certificate for rising senior who demonstrates outstanding leadership ability.
SMA Alumni Leadership Award 2: A $1,000 scholarship and certificate given to a rising sophomore who demonstrates outstanding leadership ability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Col. Frank Pancake Award: A $600 check given to a senior who demonstrates leadership, academic excellence, and the attributes of a citizen solider.
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.
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.
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).
Senior Academic Award: Certificate given to the senior with the highest GPA.
Junior Academic Award: Certificate given to the junior with the highest GPA.
Sophomore Academic Award: Certificate given to the sophomore with the highest GPA.
Freshman Academic Award: Certificate given to the sophomore with the highest GPA.
Senior Strength and Endurance Test (SET) Award: Certificate awarded to the senior with the highest score on the Strength and Endurance Test.
Junior SET Award: Certificate awarded to the junior with the highest score on the Strength and Endurance Test.
Sophomore SET Award: Certificate awarded to the sophomore with the highest score on the Strength and Endurance Test.
Freshman SET Award: Certificate awarded to the freshman with the highest score on the Strength and Endurance Test.
Corps Senior Service Award: A certificate awarded to the senior with outstanding service to the corps.
Corps Junior Service Award: A certificate awarded to the junior with outstanding service to the corps.
Molly Pitcher Award: Certificate awarded to the cadet who displays professionalism while representing the corps at MBC and in the Staunton community.
VWIL Corps Communication Award: Certificate awarded to the cadet demonstrating commitment to the promotion and publicity of the corps through marketing and media.
Spirit Award: Certificate awarded to the senior who best represents the spirit of the corps.
Physical Training (PT) Award: Given to the cadet who has been committed to improving and refining PT within the corps.