The Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) will hold a parade on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at the track on Mary Baldwin University’s campus. The community is invited to attend this free parade.

Leadership positions for the 2000-2001 academic year will be announced, including the new company commander. The Staunton Military Academy (SMA) executive committee will be present to announce the recipient of the second SMA Scholarship. The award is presented to a junior cadet who demonstrates character and principles and also intends to commission into the military upon graduation.

In November 1999, Cadet Iuliana Petre received the first SMA Scholarship for the 1999-2000 academic year. As a result of her efforts to bring Mary Baldwin and SMA together – which includes the permanent flying of SMA’s flag in the VWIL color guard – the Board of Directors of the SMA Alumni Association approved the establishment of the annual scholarship.

Inclement weather will cancel the parade.