HSSP Presentation

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  1. Tkaler

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    Hi all,
    I am an AFROTC 4 year, Type 7 recipient. I would like to have my scholarship awarded at my Senior Awards Night.
    I would like for two veterans to be included in the presentation (Uncle and Grandfather). Can this happen? The registration sheet only has one spot.
    I have called and emailed the AFROTC admissions representative but have yet to receive a response.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. psychedmom

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    Fill out the form and see what the response is...I was very sad to find out today that my son's large public high school will not allow his award to be presented at awards night. I am currently finding out if other "outside" scholarships are presented. He seems content with knowing what a great accomplishment this is, but I would like to have all students who intend to serve recognized at awards or graduation.

    Congratulations on your scholarship and your family tradition of service!
     
  3. Thompson

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    On a slightly different note - does anyone know if something like this is done for AROTC?
     
  4. cowsort10

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    I'm sure every school can be different, but when my daughter was awarded her AROTC scholarship, a Senior Cadre member from her college came to the Senior Awards night to present her award. Congratulations and Good luck!!
     
  5. nroyer

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    I think it's a school-by-school thing. My school asks all seniors who will be serving to stand and be recognized prior to playing the National Anthem, but I know my cousin's in CA doesn't do anything of the kind.
     
  6. Thompson

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    Was this something that CC sent in a letter to you? Or was this something that the Bn said to you? Guessing not all Bn's do this?
     
  7. Jcleppe

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    This is something that is done on the Battalion level, your right, not all the battalions do it, especially if the school is a large distance away. You can always ask your new battalion if they have anyone local that can do the presentation if your school allows.

    Not every school will have an awards night where scholarships like this can be awarded, my son's school had nothing like this. The school had a page in the Graduation program that listed scholarships that students received, that was it.
     
  8. Thompson

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    Well ... suppose I will do some inquiring then.

    Thanks much!
     
  9. Pima

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    Tkaler,

    When our DS did this, it is not for family members they are asking to present the award, it is usually your ALO or regional AFROTC.

    This is the time they do the spiel about the award amount, what it includes...monthly stipend, book allowance, etc.

    It is in their own way to promote the AFROTC program. Many parents will have younger children and this is the way for them to indirectly recruit candidates for future yrs.

    At our DS's school, when they did the spiel, parents sitting around us did not know that it was our child, and you could hear them on how impressive the scholarship is. We also had a parent that had a child in AFJROTC that did not get it, and you could here them discuss how competitive it is to get one.

    As you can see from my post the person they want is somehow tied to AFROTC within the system. The slot is if you have someone that is in, if you don't fill it in they will send someone. It really is about covering all the HS's. Our DS asked for his ALO, but because his ALO was already spoken for at another HS, they sent someone from the AFROTC det.

    Or at least that was how I have ever seen it done (3 kids...2 different hs)

    psychedmom, is your ds in JROTC? I have seen over the yrs that some large schools like yours they had them come in during the day and present it when they were in their JROTC class. Not the same as the big one, but it is still a memory all of you will cherish.

    I also agree with Jcleppe every school is different. At my kids HS no names were printed, just the scholarships and how they get it. In the hallway (those glass frames they use to decorate) for the final month, every child that got a scholarship had their sr yr book picture and the award. If the child had multiple scholarships they had one for each award and one that had the final grand total of the amount they won. Thus, that night the parents could put a face with the actual scholarship as they were walking to/from the auditorium.
     
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  10. SPM

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    Thompson,

    In response to your question about AROTC. We were contacted by a PMS from a local university (not the one my DS is attending) volunteering to make the scholarship presentation at my son's senior awards program. He said that the PMS's often made presentations on behalf of each other.

    So yes -- at least in some areas AROTC does do the presentations.

    I will say it was a very nice presentation -- nothing fancy but the PMS did give a short overview of what it took to win an AROTC scholarship and the value of it.
     
  11. NCmom23

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    The ROO at DS's intended school told us a member of the cadre would come to senior awards day to present the scholarship award. I was very excited! A member of last year's senior class received a USNA appointment and the same thing was done. Quite an honor and well deserved by these young men and women.:thumb:
     
  12. psychedmom

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    Our DS is not in Jr. ROTC. His presentation info came from the state rep via email with a form attached. He could choose anyone he knew that served or a rep that they would send. Sad that it won't happen for him. I may ask the school to include the "press release" in something. I'm so proud of him! He says he's proud of himself and that is enough.
     
  13. Jcleppe

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    Believe me, if he's anything like my son, everyone at school knows already, at least the ones that count.

    Congratulations to your son, now the fun begins.
     
  14. Pima

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    +1 to Jcleppe.

    Everyone and anyone that matters knows.
     
  15. Aglahad

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    Not to be a hard ***, but you get the celebration and fanfare when you commission. Until then be a silent professional and just excel throughout the program. It's great you got the scholarship but the work hasn't even begun. If they do the ceremony anyway that's fine however I wouldn't push to have it included

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  16. psychedmom

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    It's a done deal. No worries. The boy is in a class of 800 so they really do have to limit things or graduation would be four days long. Just reading the names takes a few hours. I do like the idea someone posted about taking just a minute to recognize the kids who will serve before the national anthem. I'm not sure if they do that at our school since this is our oldest son. Graduation takes place at an arena.

    I know there are kids who plan to enlist. There may be other kids who also got ROTC scholarships too. Guidance counselor did anything we asked but had no experience with the process.

    Appreciate the feedback, thanks all.
     
  17. aglages

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    Until he becomes a silent professional he is still just a high school senior that is justly proud of his scholarship. Enjoy the moment. :thumb:
     
  18. Packer

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  19. kinnem

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    Well certainly he can aspire to, and practice being, a silent professional, until he's a "certified" professional. I would venture to say the mindset is the same, just needs a lot of shaping and training. :thumb:
     

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