Fork Union Military Academy collected four impressive AMCSUS awards this Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States announced prior to Spring Break. The Academy won the Leadership Award, placed second in the Middle School Drill Competition, third in the Middle School PT Challenge and third in the Writing Competition.
“I am extremely proud of what our cadets have accomplished in competing against cadets from top-ranked military school from across the nation,” said Commandant of Cadets LTC Tony Moss. “I fully believe competition within AMCSUS leads to excellence, fosters motivation, self-confidence and brings satisfaction in achievements. Competition teaches our boys to become tough at a young age and how to handle disappointments which they will face throughout their lives.”
AMCSUS Leadership Award
Each year, AMCSUS colleges and schools compete for four leadership scholarships, including two at the college prep level and two at the college level. Prep School Leadership Award nominations are scored by a college panel. The cadet who excels in the areas of leadership, character, service, academics and athletics receives a certificate, engraved award and a check for $1,000.
We are proud to announce that junior Ethan Schroyer is the recipient of the AMCSUS Leadership Award. He is the first cadet of Fork Union Military Academy to earn this award.
Middle School Drill Competition
The Drill Competition consisted of 31 performance movements. As part of the competition, military high schools submit performance videos to be evaluated based on the formation commander’s command voice and presence, drill sequence timing, the formation’s ability to execute drill commands, the difficulty of commands and the pacing, sequencing, military bearing, personal appearance, and energy of cadets.
Congratulations to the following cadets who helped earn the Academy a second-place finish.
Middle School PT Challenge
The Physical Training Challenge is based on a timed 1.5-mile run and the maximum number of pushups and sit-ups cadets can perform in one minute for each exercise. All three events are to be completed by a five-cadet team within a one-hour window.
Congratulations to the following cadets who helped the Academy place third overall.
The objective of the Writing Competition is to reflect on their experience(s) and take-aways of the benefits of a military education model and its impact on cadets, our nation, and the world.
Congratulations to senior Jackson Pretus who placed third overall.