The organization fosters the principle of the “citizen-soldier” as exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.
Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Eric Morales at Davis High School earned second place in the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (TXSSAR) Enhanced Junior ROTC Program.
The organization’s intent is to foster the principle of the “citizen-soldier” as exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days. This award is presented to JROTC cadets selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing, and general excellence.
To reach the state level, Cadet Morales was required to complete an application documenting his class rank, involvement in JROTC, extracurricular activities, and community service. Additionally, an original essay was also required on the topic, “How JROTC Has Prepared Me to Be a Better Citizen of the United States.”
The TXSSAR serves almost 400 high schools throughout the state and each school may submit one nominee for this competition. Morales was nominated by JROTC instructor, Lt. Col. Porfirio Muñoz and recommended by Davis HS Principal Anthony Watkins.
Following his nomination, Cadet Morales was selected by the local Robert Rankin Chapter of the TXSSAR to compete at the state-level society award for his JROTC accomplishments and an essay titled, “The Future Is Out There.”
Cadet Morales will receive a $750 cash scholarship from TXSSAR.
Tom Jackson of the Robert Rankin Chapter of the TXSSAR presented the award in person to Cadet Morales.
“It’s a tremendous honor for us to have Eric place at the state-level for his hard work and dedication to being a better citizen for America,” said Lt. Col. Muñoz.