Cadets Quincy Carpenter, of Denver, Colorado, and Samuel Kolkow, of Flagstaff, Arizona, were recently named the 2013 – 2014 Wentworth Military Academy recipients of the MacArthur Award. The annual award is presented by the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation.
The objective of the MacArthur Award is to encourage the students of the member institutions to emulate and practice the qualities exemplified by Douglas MacArthur while he was a cadet. MacArthur was a cadet at West Texas Military Institute and the United States Military Academy.
The criteria for the award consists of being the most soldierly performance by a senior class cadet considering academics, athletics, and leadership in accordance with detailed standards developed by each institution.
Cadet Carpenter received the high school award and Cadet Kolkow received the college award.
Cadet Sergeant First Class Quincy Carpenter is a senior in high school at Wentworth Military Academy; he is scheduled to graduate in May, 2014.
Cadet Carpenter has maintained a 4.0 grade point average in his two years at Wentworth. He was a starter on the Red Dragon high school football team and runs track. Carpenter is also a very good soccer player, playing on a state championship team before transferring to Wentworth Military Academy.
Quincy has earned the rank of Sergeant First Class while at Wentworth and is a Platoon Sergeant at the Battalion Staff level.
In the high school JROTC program, he also distinguished himself as a leader, achieving the rank of Major and the S-3 for the high school unit.
Upon graduation from high school, Quincy plans to attend a senior military college and major in civil engineering.
His hobbies include playing soccer, playing the saxophone, and reading as often as he can.
Cadet Carpenter is the son of Andy Carpenter and Kathleen Schofield.
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Kolkow is a sophomore at Wentworth Military College where he also serves as the 134th Corps of Cadets Battalion Commander.
Cadet Kolkow has served Wentworth in many positions to include squad leader, Assistant S3, Executive Officer within the Corps of Cadets.
He also is a member of the Wentworth Military College wrestling team. In 2012 – 2013, he was named Academic All-American and qualified for the NJCAA national wrestling tournament. Kolkow has also broken the physical training records for the Red Dragon Battalion.
Cadet Kolkow’s passions are in physical fitness and military training.
Upon graduation from Wentworth, Cadet Kolkow plans to commission as an Infantry officer and make a career in the United States Army.
Cadet Kolkow is the son of Grant and Linda Kolkow.