On behalf of OASIS-Operation America Standing In Support, congratulations to Bailey Hill from Astronaut High School JROTC and Griffin Smith from Satellite Beach High School AFJROTC.
“That every young adult faces of what path to take, I chose the path of service. I chose the path of serving my country, the one that I had grown to love and be a product citizen of. I am scheduled to ship out to the Marine Corps basic training in October of 2020 with hopes of becoming a military police officer. I will be enlisted as an E2, Private First Class, thanks to my 2 years of JROTC. I am passionate about the journey that is just ahead of me. I plan on making the very best of it, I want to travel the world, see its beauty. I want to be part of changing the world. I’m certain that I would have never had such a desire to serve my country if it weren’t for valuable life lessons I learned in my two years spent in JROTC. I can be nothing but thankful for how JROTC changed my life and use the leadership qualities and life lessons I learned to accomplish my goals, change the world, and to serve. I would love to be awarded this scholarship to give me the resources I need to continue to serve my community and give back to what helped me grow into the young woman I have become today. My goal is to be an inspiration to other young men and women who love their country as I do and have a desire to serve.”
“When I enrolled in AFJROTC in 9th grade, I had no idea of my potential for leadership. Over the next few years I quickly advanced in rank and was selected Corps Commander in my senior year where I led over 120 cadets. The leadership skills I learned in AFJROTC helped me to become a leader on my high school lacrosse team where I was captain my junior and senior year. I have over 200 volunteer hours including assisting elderly vets. In the Fall I will be attending Brown University on an AFROTC scholarship and plan to attend medical school.”