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JHS ROTC Cadet Receives Legion of Valor Award

Joshua High School’s prestigious NJROTC program has received another national award.


Lt. Johan Hernandez has been named a Legion of Valor Award recipient, one of only 50


high school and collegiate ROTC members in the country. Hernandez, a senior at JHS, is


also the unit’s first Hispanic Commanding Officer in its prestigious history. The medal was


established in 1960, and is given annually to outstanding junior division, military school


division, senior division Reserve Officer Training Corps students  and to National Defense


Cadet Corps students that achieve scholastic excellence in both military and academic


subjects, while stimulating the development of leadership. Selected cadets are chosen by


exisiting Medal of Honor recipients. Lt. Hernandez is a member of the ROTC Color Guard


and Rifle Team.


Senior Lt. Johan Hernandez


“I am very thankful for the opportunities at Joshua ISD,” said Lt. Hernandez. “They have


provided me with the best education. The teachers have prepared and pushed me to


become the best, and they truly care for you.”


“Cadet Hernandez has an incredible work ethic and brains to boot,” said Lt. Col James


Davidson, JHS Senior Naval Science Instructor. “This is a Cadet who excels in the


intangibles; those qualities that are impossible to quantify, but essential to a future


military officer.  His grades are excellent, but his character, integrity, loyalty and charisma


are off the charts.  I would lead, flank, or follow this young man myself.”


In addition to his ROTC success, Lt. Hernandez maintains a 4.0 GPA while taking Honors


and Advanced Placement classes. He is a member of the JHS National Honor Society. He


aspires to attend the Virginia Military Institute to study Applied Mathematics and


commission into the United States Marine Corps. as an infantry officer. Lt. Hernandez is


the 11th Joshua cadet to receive the award. He will be given the Legion of Valor Award at


the annual JHS ROTC Navy Ball, scheduled for 6:30 pm October 21 at Owl Stadium.


To learn more about Lt. Hernandez, check out this feature video.