Top Three Pershing Essay AwardsAfter 1,045 essays were submitted, five finalists were recognized for their introspective pieces as part of the 15th annual General John J. Pershing Reflective Essay competition awards ceremony recently at the Haig Room in Jefferson Hall Library.

The top three cadets chosen for the Pershing Essay Awards and presented medallions were Class of 2021 Cadets Cameron Hudson (gold), DeMann Wilson (silver) and Sekou Matesso (bronze). Also recognized were honorable mention finalists Class of 2021 Cadets John Boyer and Scott Donnelion.

The MX400 (Officership) course, through the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic, is the superintendent’s capstone course that requires cadets to reflect upon, integrate and synthesize their experiences in the West Point Leader Development System as they complete their transformation from cadet to officer. Read more.

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