By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC

samantha-mcnicholasPULLMAN, Wash. – The U.S. Army Cadet Command recently recognized Samantha McNicholas as one of the top 10 cadets out of 5,508 seniors nationwide.

Criteria include academics, physical fitness, leadership and military and civilian extracurricular activities.

Originally from Vancouver, the Washington State University senior is majoring in civil engineering. After commissioning in May, she will begin active duty with the long-term goal of selection to the Army astronaut program.

ROTC has been at WSU since 1892 and commissions about 20 Army officers per year. For more information, see https://rotc.wsu.edu/ or contact Garry Nestler at 509-335-7394.