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Phoenix News · Oberlin Athletes to Serve in ROTC

Oberlin High School seniors and twin brothers: Tam and Ty Cadenhead have each been awarded a highly selective Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) national four year scholarships.  Tam will attend the University of Rochester, N.Y., and Ty will attend Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

ROTC scholarships are awarded on a merit basis, using criteria such as academic and personal achievements, sports, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, leadership and personal interviews.  Both played 4 years on the varsity soccer team and were co-captains their senior year and were members of the all county and all conference teams.  They were members and leaders on their school’s marching band.  Both were National Honor Society Members.  They represented their high school at Boy’s State.

Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, fees and textbooks and also provides a monthly stipend.  Upon graduation, they will be commissioned  Army officers and incur a military service obligation to serve eight years reserve or four years on active duty.  Additionally, both schools have awarded the twins a leadership scholarship which will cover the cost of their room and board.

Tam and Ty are the sons of Thomas and Solae Cadenhead of Oberlin.  Their father’s experience in the Air Force ROTC and subsequent service prompted them to apply for the scholarship.