CHARLOTTE – Cadet Lieutenant Commander Maya Spencer, commander of cadets and senior at Providence High School, has been awarded the Legion of Valor for 2018-19.
More than 4,000 students apply for the award, but only 40 win it worldwide. Prospective awardees must be in the top 10 percent of their class, serve in a leadership position within a unit and maintain academic excellence in their classes.
Spencer ranks in the top 5 percent of her high school class and holds a 4.3 grade point average.
She’s a member of the National Honor Society, semi-finalist for a National Merit Scholarship and silver medalist for the last two years in the National Spanish Exam.