Daughter of COSCOM Soldier Honored

Story and Photo by Pvt. Crystal D. Eldridge
13th COSCOM Public Affairs Office

The 12-year-old daughter of Lt. Col. Susan Davidson, commander of the 49th Transportation Battalion, has been selected to join 200 middle school students from throughout the United States at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., this July.

Jennifer Davidson, a 7th grade student at Fairway Middle School in Killeen, Texas, distinguished herself among her peers by earning good grades, displaying leadership abilities in and out of the classroom and participating in extracurricular activities that include Band, theater arts and chess.

Davidson's mathematics teacher recognized these traits and nominated Davidson for this honor.

Prior to being nominated, Davidson said she had never heard of the conference. Then, while enjoying Spring Break, Davidson learned of her nomination.

"I feel really honored to be selected," Davidson said. "I get good grades, but I still [receive] after school tutoring. Band is hard - it takes up time [and] energy. If you believe in something, you're willing to put effort into it."

Now Davidson's efforts are paying off.

The JrNYLC, sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, introduces young people to the tradition of leadership throughout American history while helping them develop their own leadership skills. Participants in the conference will visit historic national landmarks and meet elected officials and Congressional staff while studying the impact of leadership during critical periods of American history.

"I'm just a normal person that does the right thing."


Jennifer Davidson
Jennifer Davidson has been selected to participate in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. this July.