Katherine Jarvis, of Southold, has been one of the cadets entrusted to lead the South Carolina Corps of Cadets during the 2020-21 academic year. Currently a junior at The Citadel military school, Jarvis has been awarded the title of first sergeant, the third-highest rank for juniors in the entire school.
“I’m really excited,” Jarvis said of her achievement. “My family is really proud of me.”
The Citadel has an undergraduate student body of about 2300 students, who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Once you pass through school gates, you leave your civilian clothes behind and don the uniform and life of a cadet. It’s a life Jarvis has always envisioned for herself.
“I would like to potentially do a full 20 years in the U.S. Army and make a career out of it,” Jarvis said. “I do love the lifestyle. Hopefully, I can stay in the south. New York is amazing, but there’s nothing like the weather in the south.”
When Jarvis isn’t busy ranking as one of the top cadets in her class, you can probably find her on the rugby field, or in a greenhouse growing lettuce and herbs that she donates to a local food kitchen.