Shepherd Hill student awarded national ROTC scholarship

Dudley’s Reich to attend Norwich University, study political science

By Anya Grondalski
The Citizen Chronicle intern

DUDLEY — A local resident has received a national scholarship that includes three years of free tuition in recognition of his efforts in and out school as well as his future ambitions.

Wilson R. Reich, a Dudley resident who was among those who received their diploma at the Shepherd Hill Regional High School graduation at the DCU Center in Worcester on Sunday, was awarded the National Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship in April. ROTC scholarships are awarded for achievement of meritorious record in academics, extracurriculars, athletics, and leadership, as well as a desire to serve in the Armed Forces. Wilson’s advanced designee scholarship qualified for three years of free tuition.

Wilson will be attending Norwich University in Vermont as a member of the Corps of Cadets program this coming August and will study Political Science. When asked why he applied, Wilson stated, “ I want to get a good education and I have a deep motivation to serve my country.”

After graduation, Wilson plans to commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and pursue a career in military intelligence or criminal justice. Wilson shared that he is “very proud and very honored to be a recipient” of the national scholarship, as just over 2,000 scholarships are awarded across the country every year. Wilson said he wishes the Shepherd Hill Class of 2019 the best of luck in their future endeavors and hopes to make his family proud.


2 thoughts on “Shepherd Hill student awarded national ROTC scholarship

  1. Congratulations young man. Good luck with your future Army career. It will be a great honor to serve your country and support your fellow service members.

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