The Pilot Rock Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution based in Cherokee recently presented a Gold ROTC medal to Cadet Emma Hueper at Buena Vista University.
The medal is awarded to a graduating college or university student being commissioned in one of the U.S. Armed Services. The recipient must have demonstrated loyalty and patriotism, and earned a record of military and scholastic achievement during their participation in an ROTC program. The student must be in the upper 25-percent of their classes in ROTC and academic subjects. The student must also show qualities of dependability and good character, adhere to military discipline, leadership ability, and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training.
Cadet Hueper graduated from Blue Earth Area High School in Minnesota in 2019 with a three-year national ROTC scholarship to BVU. She has studied Criminology at BVU, and will graduate on May 6th with a bachelor’s degree. She plans to serve as a transportation officer with the 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Battalion based in St. Paul Minnesota. Hueper also plans to work for the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
(Pictured above left to right…Major Brendan Lind ,Cadet Emma Hueper, Peggy Corrinngton, Sue Nielsen)