There were medals, money and music at the season's last meeting of the Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Every year, Lely High School Jr. Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor Lt. Col. David Price and local DAR members honor two cadets for their academic and extracurricular achievements.
This year, Brittany Christian and Christian Logaglio, graduating seniors from Marco Island, received $50 scholarship checks and citizenship medals during a ceremony April 20 at the Island Country Club.
Brittany was a member of the National Honor Society, commanded the JROTC Battalion of about 200 other high school cadets, lead its drill team to state and regional competitions and received the Military Officers' Association Academic and Leadership Excellence Medal.
Her volunteer work included health screening for Marco Island Charter Middle School and Tommie Barfield Elementary students and volunteering with the American Cancer Society.
Brittany works at Marco Movies and is hours away from receiving her private pilot's license. She will attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University this fall with the ultimate goal of becoming a commercial airline pilot.
Christian Logaglio also was a member of the National Honor Society. In addition to receiving several scholastic awards, Logaglio excels in music. He plays lead guitar in a jazz band and is a private guitar instructor.
Christian's community service included working at the Immokalee Soup Kitchen, building homes with Habitat for Humanity and volunteering with the American Cancer Society. He has been a part of many charitable projects at San Marco Catholic Church.
Christian Logaglio plans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University and ultimately study at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music.
Lt. Col. Price started Lely's JROTC program 12 years ago when he retired from Army Central Command in Tampa.
Before that, he was an intelligence officer in Kuwait during the Gulf War.
JROTC at Lely is an elective course that provides cadets with direction and helps them continue their education after high school. For more information, call Lt. Col. David Price at 417-4534.
To find out more about the Marco Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution call Kay Ziegler at 642-0711.