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Three JROTC Cadets are National Scholarship Recipients

posted May 19, 2015, 8:09 AM by Lanier JROTC   [ updated May 20, 2015, 10:19 AM ]
Three JPS JROTC cadets are the recipients of National ROTC Scholarships. The scholarship recipients are cadets CPT Melvin Williams, Jr., MAJ Meshanna Marzette and Cadet CPT Melvin McCrory.

Cadet CPT Melvin Williams, Jr. is a graduating senior at Jim Hill High School and a recipient of the three-year advance Army ROTC scholarship. His scholarship amount is $153,101. He is in the Dual Enrollment program at Jim Hill with a Quality Point Average of 3.27, an ACT score of 22 and 455 community service hours. He is a member of the varsity track team, marching band and many JROTC activities. His scholarship amount is $153,101. He plans to attend Jackson State University (JSU) and major in Biology with a concentration in Physical Therapy, while in Army ROTC. Upon graduation from JSU, he plans to receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and train as a Physical Therapist.

Cadet MAJ Meshanna Marzette is a graduating senior at Jim Hill High School and a recipient of the three-year advance Army ROTC scholarship. She is in the International Baccalaureate program. She has a Quality Point Average of 3.89, an ACT score of 24 and has completed 678 community service hours. She has been a member of the varsity track team, varsity volleyball team and many JROTC activities. Her scholarship amount is $262,794. She plans to attend Mississippi State University (MSU) and major in industrial engineering, while in Army ROTC. Upon graduation from MSU, she plans to receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army or work as an industrial engineer in a major firm.

Cadet CPT Melvin McCrory, III, is a graduating senior at Lanier High School and a recipient of the four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship. He has a Grade Point Average of 3.2 and an ACT score of 28. According to Lt. Col Timothy Henderson, Professor of Aerospace Studies at JSU, Cadet McCrory is the first ever recipient of the Commander's Air Force ROTC scholarship to attend JSU. His scholarship amount is $252,658. He plans to major in computer engineering. Upon graduation from JSU, he plans to commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and train as a computer engineer.

"We're extremely proud of the accomplishments of these outstanding cadets," said JPS JROTC Director Col. (Ret.) Paul Willis. "We're very confident they will continue excelling to higher level as they continue their education at the college level and in the Senior ROTC program."




JPS JROTC cadets (from left) CPT Melvin Williams, Jr., MAJ Meshanna Marzette and Cadet CPT Melvin McCrory are recipients of national military scholarships.