HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala, (WDHN) — A Rehobeth High School Senior has been given an award only given to less than 100 people across the country.
Jordyn Allen, a senior leader of Rehobeth’s Navy JROTC program was presented with The Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement in front of the Houston County Board of Education on Monday night.
This is the highest honor a Navy ROTC member can receive, as it is only given to 60 to 80 cadets each year out of nearly 500,000 who are in college and high school ROTC programs.
“Feel very honored to be rewarded with this award tonight,” Allen said. “Feel very glad that I have a school system that supports me and my program when I get awarded stuff like this. I mean everybody in that room supports me no matter what happens.”
Allen is hoping to be appointed to the United States Military Academy, the Naval Academy, or the Air Force Academy once she graduates from Rehobeth.
The rest of the year she will also be applying for JROTC scholarships to help fund her college education.
Legion of Valor is a war veterans’ organization created to promote patriotic allegiance, fidelity to the United States Constitution, and popular support for civil liberties and the permanence of free institutions.