For the sixth year in a row, a student from the Robertsdale High School NJROTC program has been selected to win the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross of Achievement award from the United States of …
For the sixth year in a row, a student from the Robertsdale High School NJROTC program has been selected to win the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross of Achievement award from the United States of America, Inc.
Abigail Glass, Robertsdale High School student, was selected as this year's winner of the prestigious award from the organization which is made of recipients of the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross and the Air Force Cross.
Per the official release, the award is the highest a Navy JROTC Cadet can earn, and is awarded annually to outstanding cadets for achievement of excellence in military, scholastic and civic affairs.
"Abigail’s selection marks an historical event, this is the 6th year in a row a Robertsdale High NJROTC cadet has received this prestigious award," the release stated. "During this span, 12 cadets from the five-state area have been selected and six of those have come from Robertsdale High School’s outstanding NJROTC program."
According to the release, Glass currently carries a 4.41 grade point average, is ranked third out of the 330 students in her academic class, an Alabama Girls State graduate and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Additionally, Glass was also handpicked to help oversee the school’s summer STEM camp for middle school, participated in the school's Christmas toy drive, and worked with another cadet to create an art exhibit for a local battered women’s shelter’s Youth Task Force.
"Cadet Glass is extremely dedicated to her unit. She does not merely accept responsibility, she seeks it out. She is driven in whatever endeavor she undertakes, and she is very successful in all she does," the school wrote in an official statement. "She is a hardworking leader who challenges her fellow cadets, who has a positive can-do attitude that is infectious, and her resume is that of an outstanding cadet in an outstanding unit. Clearly, she has been instrumental in the success of her program."
Per an August 2019 Gulf Coast Media article, in order to qualify for the award nominees must:
- Be a member of the junior class and enrolled in his/her third year of NJROTC.
- Have an NJROTC class standing within the top 25%.
- Have a school academic standing in the top 25% of the junior class.
- Have demonstrated outstanding military leadership qualities