Samantha Cox, a junior at TMI â€“ The Episcopal School of Texas, won several awards in the Knight-Fox Challenge, a 36-hour fitness competition at Marion Military Institute, a military junior college in Marion, Ala.
Online PR News – 23-March-2011 – – Samantha Cox, a junior at TMI â€“ The Episcopal School of Texas, won several awards in the Knight-Fox Challenge, a 36-hour fitness competition at Marion Military Institute, a military junior college in Marion, Ala.
Cox, age 16, earned the top female award for her Army Physical Fitness Texas score, the Presidentâ€™s Award for Excellence and the Cadetship award during a Feb. 26 ceremony at Marion. The awards include a total of $2,250 in scholarship funds.
At TMI, Cox is a first sergeant in the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets, where she also serves in the color guard and is a member of the PT (physical training) platoon. She plays varsity volleyball, soccer and softball and has been a member of the rifle team.
â€śI was not at all surprised that Samantha was recognized by the cadre at Marion for exceeding the standards for physical fitness,â€ť said TMI Commandant Maj. Douglas McVey.
She plans a career as a military officer and will attend seminars at the U.S. Air Force and Naval academies this summer.
The Knight-Fox Challenge includes a Military Drill down, Warriorâ€™s Challenge including rope-bridge, cross-country, relay, rappelling, paintball and combat water survival, as well as a fitness competition including one-minute push-ups, sit-ups and a one-mile run. The program was designed to identify, evaluate and recruit high school juniors and seniors who aspire to be commissioned in the U.S. Armed Forces; attend one of the five U.S. Service Academies; or for those who want to know that Marion Military Institute is the right fit for their college career.