“AJ” Alena Jarvis, Ridgefield American Legion Auxiliary Unit 44 member, is the recipient of the Vancouver National Historical Trust’s General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award. Alena was among 37 extraordinary high school seniors from Clark County nominated. Alena is a senior at Battle Ground High, her list of achievements is very impressive. Along with being a very active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, she has attended the American Legion Girls State Program, she is a 4 year member of BG’s varsity basketball team, 4 year member of BG Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program where she has risen to the rank of Commander. She is a member of BG’s award- winning Drill Team and Color Guard and to her credit she has taken those drill team skills and led the training of American Legion Post 44’s Color Guard in the 4th of July Parade. Alena will attend Texas Christian University under scholarship in the fall. Her parents are Katie and Colonel Roger Jarvis (USAF Ret.). Ridgefield American Legion Post 44 salutes AJ and we are sure she will continue to flourish and blossom into the type of young adult and leader our community and country needs to keep the United States of America strong and free.
Ridgefield American Legion Post 44 welcomes all who have served in our nation’s military to come join us. We are a family oriented veteran and community service organization, with programs for veterans, husbands, wives and children. We meet at the Legion Hall, 327 B Pioneer St. on the first & third Tuesdays of the month. Should you have any questions please call Bryan Laycoe 360-901-0148 or Bob Ford 360-518-7828.