Student Receives AFJROTC Silver Valor Award for Saving Student’s Life
Cadet Senior Airman Jasalyn M. Gillespie received the Air Force JROTC Silver Valor Award today at a ceremony at Gateway STEM High School. She distinguished herself as a member of Air Force Junior ROTC Group MO-851, Squadron B, Flight C, by saving the life of a fellow Gateway STEM High School student who was choking in the lunchroom.
Realizing the student’s life was in danger, Cadet Gillespie administered the Heimlich maneuver. Thanks to her quick actions and willingness to help, she prevented serious injury and the possible death of a fellow student.
Cadet Gillespie’s actions exemplify the Air Force JROTC pledge and bring outstanding credit to herself, the MO-851st, and Gateway STEM High School.