I was and am proud to have been a Civil Air Patrol Cadet. I joined both CAP and Army JROTC when living in Detroit and going to school at Osborn High School on 7 mile (yes, it was worse than 8 mile).
I won the Distinguished Cadet award and still have the medal, ribbon and medal box that was presented to me.
When we move to Jackson, MS, I was made the Battalion Commander and continued in Civil Air Patrol.
I was also a National Merit Semi-Finalist.
I applied to the Coast Guard Academy, Air Force Academy and West Point, and received a nomination from Thad Cochran to West Point. I checked out, as I would have been in the second class of women, but instead won a full four scholarship to the Air Force Academy.
Unfortunately the Air Force had to many officers when I graduated, and my father was terminally ill, I was offered a resignation which I took.
Just some cool stuff which could be looked up if you found a copy of “Who’s Who in High School Students, 1978”.
And yes, I am a nerd and was not well liked in Mississippi. However, I had a really fun time with the people in Detroit, and miss that group to this day.