SF’s Stanley Jones honored at Hargrave Military Academy
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:16 pm
The Messenger 03.09.11
Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., has recognized Cadet Stanley Jones III as the academy’s 2011 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Award winner, an honor which recognizes top leadership within the school.
Jones is the son of Gordon and Jeanie Jones of South Fulton.
The award was recently presented on behalf of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation in the academy’s Owen R. Cheatham Chapel.
The Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation presents the MacArthur Cadet Awards in recognition of outstanding cadets within the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States. The MacArthur Award is presented annually to seniors at these military schools. The award is designed to encourage cadets to emulate the leadership qualities shown by Gen. MacArthur as a student at West Texas Military Institute and the U.S. Military Academy.
About 40 schools are authorized to provide the award to its top cadet each year.
The award was presented to Jones by retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Dr. Wheeler Baker, president of Hargrave Military Academy.
Jones serves as the cadet battalion commander of the Hargrave Corps of Cadets and is the highest ranking cadet officer in the academy. As battalion commander, he provides overall cadet leadership to his fellow cadets and peers from grades 7-12 and one post-graduate year. He is also the primary liaison between faculty and staff with the corps. He does this while maintaining a full load of academic and athletic pursuits.
Jones has secured Congressional nominations to both the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is currently accepted to the University of Alabama, the University of Florida, the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee.
Hargrave Military Academy is an all-boy military school focused on college preparation. Founded in 1909, it is often noted for ongoing academic achievement in college placement. Hargrave continually strives to better the future of its students by serving the whole person, mind, body and spirit.
The academy is affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia and about 350 students attend the school annually.
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