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Citadel News Service
20 Feb 2009

MacArthur, Cincinnati awards presented

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, presented the prestigious Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation and Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina awards during the Feb. 20 military dress parade.

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Cadet Lt. Col. Sarah Frawley Burke of Brooks, Ga., received the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, and Cadet Major Jonathan Anthony Brick of Lutherville-Timonium, Md., received the Medal of the Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina Award.

The Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation presents its annual award to outstanding cadets of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS). Cadets are recognized for excelling in athletics, academics and leadership in the Corps of Cadets and excelling by the standards set by the AMCSUS. It is among the college’s most prestigious annual awards presentations.

An English major, Burke is commander of First Battalion and the recipient of a four-year Marine Corps NROTC scholarship. While at The Citadel, she has been recognized for academic achievement with Dean’s List and Commandant’s List honors. She has participated in the English Club and the French Club and was the team captain of The Citadel women’s soccer team during her sophomore year.

Burke is scheduled to graduate in May and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.  A graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, she is the daughter of James and Elizabeth Burke.

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The Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina Award is given annually to the senior cadet officer who best exemplifies the combined qualities of a good soldier and a good citizen – characteristics of the patriots who fought to obtain America’s freedom and which the Society pledges to perpetuate. These citizen-soldier characteristics are modeled after Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, a Roman general who peacefully returned to his farm after defending Rome. Charter members of the Society of the Cincinnati include George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Marquis de Lafayette.

A business administration major, Brick is the First Battalion executive officer and has been recognized for academic achievement with Gold Star and Dean’s List honors every semester. He is the recipient of the Southern Conference Commissioner’s Academic Medal and The Citadel Foundation Leadership Scholarship. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Business, and National Scholars Honor Society. He is the captain of The Citadel basketball team and a member of the Southern Conference All-Academic Team.

Brick is scheduled to graduate in May.  A graduate of graduate of McDonogh School, he is the son of C. Victor and Lynne Brick.

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