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Cadet Allycea Huskey is Awarded the Legion of Valor

Cadet Allycea Huskey is Awarded the Legion of Valor
Cadet Allycea Huskey is Awarded the Legion of Valor
Photo Credit: LTC (R) Ellis Riser
  • Posted on September 22nd, 2020
  • Story by: Cadet Allycea Huskey
  • 6th Brigade
    Event Legion of Valor

FLOWOOD, MS -- I decided to join Northwest Rankin’s JROTC because of how prevelant the military is in my family. My dad, William Huskey, served in the United States Marine Corps and the Army. He fought in Desert Storm and shortly after, retired. My dad taught JROTC at Bailey Magnet High School, and my sister Arienne joined Northwest Rankin’s JROTC program. She graduated in 2019 from NWR as the Battalion Commander. Arienne won the Legion of Valor two years ago, and she motivated me to try and win it too. Since then, I’ve strived to excel in JROTC and become active in my community.

I decided to join Northwest Rankin’s JROTC because of how prevelant the military is in my family. My dad, William Huskey, served in the United States Marine Corps and the Army. He fought in Desert Storm and shortly after, retired. My dad taught JROTC at Bailey Magnet High School, and my sister Arienne joined Northwest Rankin’s JROTC program. She graduated in 2019 from NWR as the Battalion Commander. Arienne won the Legion of Valor two years ago, and she motivated me to try and win it too. Since then, I’ve strived to excel in JROTC and become active in my community.

To be an active and successful member of JROTC, you have to have valor. When approaching JROTC, and even life, there are going to be so many obstacles and unknown things on your path. JROTC has taught me that you must have courage to push through anything that might come your way. In the face of adversity or fear, you cannot give up. In less than four years, I’ve faced challenges, antagonists, and everything in between. Here I am, though. Standing strong. JROTC has forced me to have patience. I’ve come into contact with so many people that I disagree with, but I had to ignore our differences and accomplish the task at hand.

Accepting others despite our differences while having valor and courage has led me to winning Legion of Valor. I’ve developed these traits because of JROTC. It taught me how to persevere and do what it takes to accomplish my goals, and without those skills, I would not have earned this award.