Vincent High School cadet honored

ROTC Cadet Jasmine Pritchett accepts the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement from Lieutenant Colonel James Schlottman (photo source Shelby County Schools)
ROTC Cadet Jasmine Pritchett accepts the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement from Lieutenant Colonel James Schlottman (photo source Shelby County Schools)

VINCENT, AL (WBRC) - Vincent High School Junior ROTC Cadet Jasmine Pritchett was recently awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement.

Cindy Warner, public information officer for Shelby County Schools, announced the award Wednesday in a statement to FOX6 News.

Warner said the Bronze Cross for Achievement is awarded to cadets of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) who have demonstrated excellence in military, scholastic, and civic affairs.  This highest national Junior ROTC Award is most significant because it is awarded to less than 50 high school Junior ROTC cadets each year.

The award was presented by Lieutenant Colonel James Schlottman, Legion of Valor member, during a special ceremony at Harpersville Town Hall on October 8.  Schlottman told the attendees that "even though Cadet Pritchett is receiving this prestigious award, every member of the cadet battalion should be proud of the accomplishment.  Cadet Pritchett is the recipient, in part, because of all the support provided by the members of the unit."

The Legion of Valor is an organization of recipients of the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Air Force Cross that selectively recognizes outstanding high school Junior ROTC cadets each year.