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Four Virginia Wesleyan student cadets were recognized at the 42nd Annual President’s Review and Awards Ceremony for the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Monarch Battalion at Old Dominion University on April 13. Congratulations to Virginia Wesleyan junior Jake Morgan, who received the ROTC Recognition Award; sophomore Gavin Fry, who received the Sons of the American Revolution Award, the award for Outstanding Virginia Wesleyan Cadet, and the Iron Man Award; junior Joseph Fairbanks, who received the American Legion Award and the Outstanding Basic Course Cadet Award; and junior Rolanda Taylor, who received the award for Outstanding Varsity Athlete. Virginia Wesleyan President Scott Miller was in attendance as was Lighthouse Deputy Director Amy Rush, who serves as advisor to ROTC students. The Army ROTC Marlin Detachment operates as part of ODU’s Monarch Battalion. Through an elective curriculum, participating students receive valuable tools, training, and leadership experiences that not only may lead to military service but also become assets in any career.