A final award

NJROTC Cadets receive ROTC scholarships


Tim Tschoepe

Conner Stevenson, Anna Johnson, Julie Schultz, and Alyssa Meffert receive ROTC scholarships.

Mazzy Rall, Staff Writer

 The National Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps annually selects grant scholarships to some senior cadets. Out of the 150 senior cadets in the Ranger Battalion, four were given the scholarship opportunity this year.

Cadets Alyssa Meffert, Anna Johnson and Julie Schultz received the Army scholarships while  Conner Stevenson received the NJROTC scholarship for $180,000. 

The Cadets were required to write an essay, submit recommendation letters from adults and have a leadership position in JROTC. 

“This scholarship is an opportunity to pressure my dream of being a fighter pilot,” Stevenson said.

Stevenson is the Charlie Company Commander. With the scholarship money, Stevenson is going to attend Texas A&M in College Station. After that, he hopes to fly for the Navy. 

Meffert, the Bravo Company commander, will attendTexas A&M in Corpus Christi for a year before planning to transfer to Texas A&M in College Station the next academic year. 

“This scholarship shows the blood, sweat, and tears I’ve put  into this program for the last four years,” Meffert said. 

Johnson, the commanding officer, will be attending Colorado State University in the fall, using the scholarship money to pursue becoming a veterinarian. 

“This is a representation of the hard work I’ve put in these 4 years in ROTC and [in] studying,” Johnson said. 

Schultz is the Alpha Company Commander. Schultz is Texas A&M-bound in the fall. She has been hoping to get this scholarship for her entire highschool career. 

“It represents the hard work and dedication I have put into this program and I’m really looking forward to having it, it shows all the hard work i put into the program” Schultz said. 

The instructors are very proud to see all of their cadets move on to bigger and better things. 

“I like endings. It’s beautiful to see what you guys end up doing with your lives,” Chief Daniel Hansen said.