Ayana Gilliyard Excells in JROTC Essay Contest
The Army JROTC Essay Contest is a national competition for Army
This year's essay topic was "How JROTC Builds
Leadership and Character". Ayana finished in second place in the 4th
Brigade Competition against over 130 high schools in SC, NC, VA, WV, MD and DE.
Her essay will now go forward to compete at the national JROTC level. The essays were limited to 400 words or less and were judged on content, organization, structure,
and development of the essay topic.
Ayana is shown receiving her award and congratulations from Col. Marvin Kirkland.