Class of 2020 Cadet Jaqueline Hamrick was presented the annual Henry O. Flipper Award last night. Retired Lt. Gen. Nadja West was the guest speaker at the dinner.
Hamrick's mother died from brain cancer during her plebe year. This year, she will host the third annual Brain Freeze Challenge to raise money for Voices Against Brain Cancer. The award has been given out during Black History Month each year since 1977 to a firstie cadet who, like Flipper, persevered through unusual adversity during his or her time at West Point.