Baconton Community Charter School 2013 graduate Bryton Wenzel has been selected as fifth in the nation for the Order of Merit List compiled by the U.S. Army Cadet Command. Wentzel was named number five on the extremely competitive list after an evaluation of college GPA, physical fitness, and leadership ability.
“Bryton achieved on our campus at a level of excellence that set him apart from others,” said Baconton Charter School Administrator Lynn Pinson. “He makes us proud!”
The Baconton Community Charter School alumnus is a senior in the Corps of Cadets at the University of North Georgia. Along with 5,535 other ROTC cadets from 274 universities in the nation, he is contracted to become an Army lieutenant in the Georgia Army National Guard after he graduates.
Major General Christopher P. Hughes wrote, Bryton’s “accomplishment highlights an already distinguished Army ROTC journey, which is a testament to the agile and adaptive leadership I expect you will bring to the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant. I am proud to call you one of our own. Your dedicated effort to your leadership development reflects great credit upon you, the Boar’s Head Battalion, and the United States Army Cadet Command.”
“I think Baconton Community Charter School can be just as proud of Bryton’s achievement as we are at UNG,” said Keith P. Antonia, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) and Associate Vice President for Military Programs at the University of North Georgia.
“Bryton achieved on our campus at a level of excellence that set him apart from others. He makes us proud!” Lynn Pinson, Baconton Community Charter School Administrator said.
University of North Georgia has over 100 scholarships for high school students who are considering becoming officers in the U.S. military. Cadet scholarship information can be found HERE.