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Huntsville student credits ROTC for her success

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Huntsville senior Victoria Offei-Dua is this week's Star Student. Huntsville senior Victoria Offei-Dua is this week's Star Student.

When you meet Huntsville senior Victoria Offei-Dua, it's easy to see why she's respected by her peers and instructors. But this ROTC Corp Commander is being recognized nationally. She entered a regional essay competition for the National Society Sons of the American Revolution and won. The essay was then sent to the State competition.

"After I won State level they said you have to take this to nationals and they took it to nationals and to God's glory I won nationals," she said.

The organization named her Outstanding Cadet of 2013. Only one cadet receives this title each year and this is the first time an Alabama student has been selected to receive the prestigious award.

Her personal story, undoubtedly, touched the heart of the judges.

"I am not an American citizen yet, I am an immigrant. I have lived here for the past four years, hoping to get my citizenship this year. But being in the ROTC has taught me so much more about being an American citizen, than watching TV or what somebody else can tell you about being an American."

Besides being at the top of her ROTC class, Victoria excels in school. She credits hard work and dedication to her success.

"Once I find something I love I put my whole self to it and I think that's what truly paid off for me," she said.

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