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Citadel News Service

For Release
May 2001

The Top 6 At A Glance

Cadet Mandy Garcia
Regimental Executive Officer
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
Major: English

Achievements/activities: Military Excellence Award, Southern Conference Sportsmanship Award, first female athlete (cross country/indoor and outdoor track), Society of Cincinnati Award, Air Force and ROTC scholarships, Student Athlete Advisory Council, Uniform Board. Assistant editor and art editor for The Shako, The Literary Magazine of The Citadel and chairman of the Human Affairs Council. English Club, nominee to the Southern Conference Leadership Institute for Student Athletes, Mess Council, NCAA subcommittee, Bulldog/Bullpup program, Military Schools Conference and National Conference of College Women in Leadership.

Plans after graduation: Pilot, U.S. Air Force

Cadet Kevin Spellacy
First Battalion Commander
Hometown: Creve Coeur, Mo.
Major: Business Administration

Achievements/activities: Deans List, William S. Megonigal Scholarship, Commandant's List, Summerall Guards, Gold Stars, Knights of Columbus, Citadel Development Foundation Scholarship, Capt. William Thomson Scholarship, vice president and secretary of Sigma Delta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma, intramural football, basketball and softball, Honor Committee vice chairman, member of Alpha Phi Omega and Milton A. Pearlstine Scholarship.

Plans after graduation: Business analyst on CIA projects with American Management Systems in Washington, D.C.

Cadet Brandon Peak
Second Battalion Commander
Hometown: Gastonia, N.C.
Major: Business Administration

Achievements/activities: Gold Stars, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma business fraternity, Citadel Development Foundation Scholar, President of The Citadel Round Table, Honor Court member, Presidential Aide, Bulldog/Bullpup program, 2001 Summerall Guard. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, All-American Scholar Collegiate Award, Varsity baseball freshman year, received 1999 full study abroad scholarship to the London School of Economics and Political Science, Daniel Fund Scholarship, Lutheran Student Movement.

Plans after graduation: Mercer University Law School.

Cadet David Huffstetler
Third Battalion Commander
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
Major: Business Administration

Achievements/activities: Dean's List, President's List, Gold Star, and Commandant's List.

Plans after graduation: Air Force pilot training

Cadet Scott Shelley
Fourth Battalion Commander
Hometown: Hartsville, S.C.
Major: Business Administration

Achievements/activities: Dean's List, President's List, Summerall Guards, S.C. Life Scholarship, 2001 Summerall Guards, Presidential Aide, S.C. National Guard Scholarship, intramural football, softball, volleyball and soccer, Honor Court, Distinguished Military Student, Baptist Student Union staff, Capers Evans Wilson Scholarship, Senior Courtesy Patrol.

Plans after graduation: Attending Signal Officer's Basic Course in Fort Gordon, Ga. Also plans to pursue a career in financial planning and possibly law school in three or four years.


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