Highlighting Outstanding Cadets
By c/2LT Alexander V. Self
Delta Company Cadet of the Week
Cadet Lorenz A. Terry was recently selected Cadet of the Week for Delta Company by his TAC Officer and Head Postgraduate Football, Coach LTC Frank Arritt. Cadet Terry is a first-year postgraduate cadet and plays football at the academy. He is originally from Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from Varina High School.
Interview with LTC Arritt:
Q: Why did you choose Cadet Terry as Cadet of the Week?
- A: Cadet Terry was chosen as the cadet of the week due to excellence in leadership without having any rank to back himself up. He helped his fellow company members get better. He made sure that the community around him grew in a positive direction.
Q: What is Cadet Terry’s strongest quality?
- A: He has a very strong leadership quality in that he leads by example.
Q: Does Cadet Terry plan to attend college and if so, what college?
- A: He will be enrolling into the University of Virginia this spring.
Q: What were the first leadership traits you observed that made you realize that Cadet Terry was a cadet leader?
- A: He corrects his peers constantly and maintains a level of professionalism, without having any rank to back himself up.
Interview with Lorenzo A. Terry:
Q: Why did you choose to take initiative and to be a leader?
- A: I wanted to strive to push people to be on the same page; one heartbeat.
Q: What are your goals and aspirations?
- A: My goal is to get my SAT grade up, strive for competition, and work on strategies for the next level.
Q: What do you want to major in at University of Virginia?
- A: I want to major in business, if that doesn’t work out, I’m majoring in sports-medicine.
Q: How do you like it here?
- A: I like it quite a bit. The school keeps me disciplined, and I need to survive without social media for a while.
Q: What is your favorite leadership trait?
Q: How do you feel about yourself and your leadership skills?
- A: I have room for improvement for ideas, consistency, and working on my leadership skills.
Q: What helped you develop your leadership skills?
- A: Football has helped with my leadership. One person leads well, and everyone follows.
Q: What else influenced your leadership outside of football?
- A: My company. I still need some room for improvement, but overall, my grades have been better than ever since I enrolled at FUMA.
With Cadet Terry’s excellence in Body, Mind, and Spirit, he helped Delta Company receive only one infraction, zero demerits, and zero company-wide extra duty tours.
Alpha Company Cadets of the Month
Cadet Chase White is a returning cadet who has stepped up to be the Alpha third floor platoon leader. Cadet White's strong leadership skills have helped him take a group of cadets that are new to the Academy and make them the best platoon in the Corps. Not only does Cadet White impress people with his leadership skills, but he runs cross country and is known for his drive to get better and work harder than anyone else.
Cadet Kylian Allegra is a returning cadet who has really stepped up this year. During the 2019-2020 school year he struggled when he was at FUMA and had a very difficult time behaving. But that has all changed in the 2020-2021 school year. Cadet Allegra has impressed many people this year with his attitude and willingness to get better. Whether it's room inspections or competing on the football field, he has improved 110% and he only wants to get better. He was recently promoted to platoon sergeant, which was well-deserved.
Cadet Alex Wills is a new cadet to Fork Union Military academy who has strived within the first month of the school year. Cadet Wills adapted to Fork Union very quickly. In and outside of the barracks he does well. On the drill field he is very impressive doing every detail of every command perfectly. He also keeps a very clean room and personal appearance which greatly helps Alpha company out in personal appearance inspections and room inspections.
Bravo Company Cadets of the Month
Cadet Michael Luce has attended Fork Union Military Academy since 2018 and become a model cadet. Cadet Luce came to FUMA because he knew the school was the right fit for him. His goals are to finish out the year strong and strive to get all A’s and B’s. Cadet Luce likes that Fork Union has the One Subject Plan, and he is thankful for the bonds and friendships made over the years he has been here. Cadet Luce has a very bright future ahead of him, and we can’t wait to see what he achieves.
Cadet Isaiah Lewis has attended Fork Union Military Academy since 2017 and has made many strides to become a better young man. He volunteers off-campus as a firefighter and on-campus with the Athletic Training staff. Cadet Lewis came to FUMA to get structure in his life. His goal this year is to graduate and get into a college. Cadet Lewis likes FUMA because of the community we have at the school. Isaiah has a bright future ahead of him.
Cadet Christian Yates is a first-year cadet and has adapted very quickly. He came to FUMA to learn discipline and stability. His goal at Fork Union is to get as close to perfection as possible. One thing that Cadet Yates likes about FUMA is there is always something to do, and he never gets bored. Cadet Yates has a bright future, and we can’t wait to see what he achieves.
Charlie Company Cadet of the Month
By Cadet Jackson Pretus
Charlie Company is proud to announce their Cadet of the Month for September - CPL Phillip Johnson. The German-born cadet has already come a long way in his two years at Fork Union. He spent his first year as a Private with no interest in leadership but has since turned over a new leaf. Not only does Philip now consistently prove himself to be an outstanding cadet and role model, but he has also been promoted to Corporal, with the billet of Team Leader. Philip has worked hard to support and improve himself and his fellow cadets this year and hopes to continue to become a better leader every single day.