Cadet honored with Legion of Valor Cross

Oct. 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — JROTC Cadet Mitchel Scott, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, was recognized today, Oct. 26, with the prestigious Legion of Valor Cross for Outstanding Achievement in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Program.

This award is presented to top Cadets nationally for outstanding academics, selfless service and strong leadership skills. This is only the third time in JROTC history this award has been presented to a Concordia Cadet. The other two students were Ryan Langeland, 1995 graduate, and Catherine Renken, 2005 graduate.

“I’m proud of Mitchel,” said SFC (R) Alan Conrad, who leads the JROTC program at Concordia. “When you have a Cadet of that caliber and to have them recognized with this award, that’s huge. It speaks a lot about Mitchel and what he has been able to accomplish over the last couple of years.”

JROTC programs can recommend a student each year for the award. While Concordia does not recommend a student each year, Conrad said that Scott is an exceptional student who stands out from many other exceptional students.

“I think this is the most important award. It culminates everything that I’ve done in high school in one award,” Scott said.

Scott was presented the award by Lt. Col (R) Fred Spaulding during a special ceremony during chapel.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at