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Jordan L. Neylon, center, was awarded with a certificate of appreciation by American Legion NH Department Commander Ken Maynard, right. Also pictured is her father, John Neylon Jr. of Laconia. (COURTESY)

Legion commends student for fundraising efforts

Jordan L. Neylon, a senior at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook, was awarded a certificate of appreciation by American Legion NH Department Commander Ken Maynard at the legion's mid-winter conference in Rochester on Jan. 26.

The award was the result of Jordan's senior project at school, where she raised $1483.66 from a Combat Boot Drive in September. She presented a check to Commander Maynard for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Jordan is the daughter of John Neylon Jr. of Laconia, who is the detachment adjutant for the New Hampshire Sons of the American Legion and granddaughter of John Neylon Sr., from Twin Mountain, the National Vice Commander of The American Legion. Jordan attended Girls State at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge last summer, where she was awarded the Eli A. Marcoux Leadership Award for her outstanding effort.

At school, she has played on the basketball team for four years, and was team captain this year; ran track in her junior and senior years, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She will enter Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., to major in event and sports management.

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