Q&A with Yesenia, JROTC student recently awarded 11 medals

Yesenia, Methodist Children's Home residentYesenia is a resident on the Waco campus and a junior at A.J. Moore Academy. She has been involved with JROTC for three years. Yesenia received 11 awards during the recent A.J. Moore JROTC awards ceremony.

Yesenia received the following recognition: Cadet of the Year; Personal Appearance Award; Association of the United States Army Medal; Certificate of Appreciation for PT; Superior Junior Cadet Medal; Junior ROTC Citizenship Award for Volunteering; Orienteering Achievement Award; Academic Achievement Award; Best Drilled Company; Cadet Choice Award; and a $300 scholarship from the Association of the United States Army.

We caught up with Yesenia to learn more about her involvement with JROTC.

Q: What motivates you to excel in JROTC?
A: I like helping people and I enjoy competition. I want our JROTC to be the best, so I strive to do well myself and help motivate my fellow cadets to do well.

Q: What does it mean to you to be recognized?
A: It means a lot. It is always nice to be recognized. I know that others see my hard work and it motivates me to do even more.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: I would like to graduate next year in the top ten percent of my class. My goal is to attend the University of Texas and earn a bachelor’s degree in biology. My long term goal is to either go to medical school or nursing school.

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