ND grad re­ceives ROTC schol­ar­ship

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North Dorch­ester High School grad­u­ate Jayke Con­ner of Hur­lock, a fresh­man at Mount St. Mar y’s, earned a four-year Army ROTC Schol­ar­ship val­ued at $181,504. The schol­ar­ship is part of nearly $1.1 mil­lion in to­tal schol­ar­ships awarded.

EM­MITS­BURG — Eight Mount St. Mary’s Univer­sity stu­dents in the Green Ter­ror Bat­tal­ion, in­clud­ing North Dorch­ester High School grad­u­ate Jayke Con­ner of Hur­lock, swore their oath of en­list­ment and com­mit­ted to pur­suit of a com­mis­sion in the U.S. Army in a re­cent cer­e­mony.

Con­ner, a fresh­man at Mount St. Mary’s, earned a four-year Army ROTC Schol­ar­ship val­ued at $181,504. The schol­ar­ship is part of nearly $1.1 mil­lion in to­tal schol­ar­ships awarded.

The schol­ar­ships, which are awarded based on scholas­tic, ath­letic and lead­er­ship at­tributes, cover full tu­ition and fees, plus funds for books and a monthly liv­ing stipend. The stu­dents will be com­mis­sioned as se­cond lieu­tenants and will serve as ac­tive duty in the Army Re­serve or Na­tional Guard upon grad­u­a­tion from the Mount.

At May’s North Dorch­ester grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony, Con­ner re­ceived the North Dorch­ester High School Award in recog­ni­tion of schol­ar­ship, loy­alty and achieve­ment as ev­i­denced by the po­si­tions of lead­er­ship and trust held by the school.

The Green Ter­ror Bat­tal­ion, which in­cludes cadets from the Mount, McDaniel Col­lege and Hood Col­lege, is one of the old­est ROTC pro­grams in the coun­try. A par­tic­i­pant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yel­low Rib­bon Pro­gram, the Mount is ranked by U.S. News & World Re­port as a top col­lege for vet­er­ans in the North.

For more in­for­ma­tion about ROTC at the Mount St.Mary’s, visit www.ms­mary.edu/aca­demics/mil­i­tar y-science/in­dex.html.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Mount St. Mary’s Univer­sity fresh­man Jayke Con­ner, cen­ter, re­ceives a $181,504 schol­ar­ships from Bri­gadier Gen­eral Cle­ment S. Cow­ard Jr, the deputy direc­tor for Force Pro­tec­tion, J8, at left, and Pro­fes­sor of Mil­i­tary Science LTC Lu­cas Yoho, right.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Jayke Con­ner re­ceives the North Dorch­ester High School Award in recog­ni­tion of schol­ar­ship, loy­alty and achieve­ment as ev­i­denced by the po­si­tions of lead­er­ship and trust held by the school.

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