On Saturday, November 6, the City of Monroe awarded Cadet Jessie Bowers the Union County Patriot Award. The Patriot Award recognizes one outstanding JROTC cadet from each of the high school programs in Union County. The recipient is selected for demonstrating a high degree of patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship, and general excellence. Cadet Bowers has been an instrumental part of the JROTC program this year as she attended the Blue Ridge Leadership Camp this summer as a Cadre serving in the position of Flight Chief. In addition, she served within the Piedmont unit this semester as a Squadron Commander and recently designed their first ever unit patch. Congratulations Jessie!