Greenwood High JROTC cadet receives large scholarship to UK before being commissioned into army

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- It was a proud moment at Greenwood High School Thursday morning as one of their own was presented with a prestigious scholarship.

Greenwood High School senior and JROTC cadet Bryce "Logan" Flesher has taken another promising step towards his aspiration in joining the Army.

In the company of family, friends and mentors, Flesher was awarded a $75,000 scholarship from the Army ROTC.

"It was very special; I'll always remember this. I know it's my senior year of high school and so it's just super exciting and means a whole lot," Flesher said.

He'll be heading to the University of Kentucky to study business management.

"Cadet Flesher has unlimited potential. He is -- and I don't say that lightly, and I don't say that about very many people. And there's a few reasons why I say that. One is that his character is untouchable. He has complete integrity," said Lieutenant Colonel Eric Larson. "I don't see him failing in any way, shape or form."

Flesher has been part of Greenwood's NJROTC program since freshman year, now risen in ranks to become the commanding officer of his unit.

"Today is a very proud day for us after seeing a lifetime of his goals of always wanting to follow in the footsteps of his uncles, who are career military and retired now," said his father, retired Bowling Green Police officer Kahlil Flesher.

Lieutenant Colonel Larson said in 2018, Flesher was ranked in the top 22 of all junior cadets across the nation, out of more than 20,000 cadets.

Greenwood's principal, Adam Hatcher, said Flesher was the first student to receive a scholarship of that kind at the high school.

Flesher will be commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army following college.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus