October 19, 2011
Contact: Caitlin E. Chamberlain
(207) 441-0501

Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. to Speak at Junior ROTC Award Ceremony

NEWPORT, Maine – Secretary of State Charlie Summers will be speaking at an award ceremony for Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Stephanie Thomas. She will be receiving the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for achievement. The ceremony will take place at Nokomis High School on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 8:30 AM.

Thomas is a senior at Nokomis High School and the current Cadet Battalion Commander. She is one of only six cadets out of over 470,000 JROTC cadets to receive the award this year. The Legion of Valor Bronze Cross is awarded to cadets who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic excellence by the Association of Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, or Navy Cross recipients.

Major General Bill Libby, Senator Debra Plowman (R-Penobscot), Representative Ken Fredette (R-Newport) will also be speaking.