STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: An Example of Determination and Resilience

Despite numerous challenges, a Heritage High School student in Newport News, Virginia, has achieved remarkable success.
As senior class president, Leon Hicks is a highly engaged and accomplished student who embodies the spirit of service and leadership.

In his sophomore year, he endured the loss of his father. He rededicated his efforts to succeed, thrived academically, and excelled in extracurricular activities.

He credits the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), with helping him to focus as a student leader, a volunteer at local organizations, and an advocate for social justice.

He is a student ambassador who represents his school and community. His inspiring story is a testament to perseverance and the potential to overcome adversity and achieve your dreams.
He will attend Norfolk State University on an Army scholarship, where he plans to study mechanical engineering and enter the Army’s officer training program after graduation.

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