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Conway High Navy JROTC Cadet awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement

HCS Cadet Cadet Jasmine Koepcke of Conway High School’s Navy JROTC Unit has been awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement by the Legion of Valor of the United States of America. Cadet Koepcke is one of only two students among 67 Navy JROTC units in the Carolinas to earn this prestigious award. The Bronze Cross for Achievement recognizes cadets who demonstrate excellence in military, scholastic, and civic affairs.

A senior, Cadet Koepcke has been an active member of the Navy JROTC for four years. She now serves as the Cadet Commanding Officer and was previously an Executive Officer. During her four years with the unit, Cadet Koepcke exhibited leadership as the Color Guard Captain and by serving on the Drill Team, the Academic Team, the Unarmed Exhibition Team, the Marksmanship Team, and the Orienteering Team. She was appointed the unit’s Supply Officer during her sophomore year.

Cadet Koepcke is the Parliamentarian for the National Honor Society, a member of the Social Studies Honor Society, the Math Honor Society, the Beta Club, the Advanced Placement Academy, and Student Council. She has accumulated over 220 hours of community service with the Navy JROTC unit and attained a 5.032 GPA. She is currently in good standing for a nomination and acceptance to the United States Air Force Academy.

The Legion of Valor is a federally-chartered corporation created to promote patriotic allegiance to the United States, fidelity to the United States Constitution, and popular support for civil liberties and the permanence of free institutions. Its membership is open to recipients of the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross and the Air Force Cross.