A Leesville native has graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson with honors.

Madison Mount was an honor graduate and earned the coin of excellence by the Fort Jackson Commanding General. She was selected as Soldier of the Cycle.

Madison participated in the Honor Guard during the graduation ceremony. She led the 1st Battalion 61st Infantry Regiment in the reciting of the Army Creed.

Madison’s parents Ben and Wendi Mount were in attendance to watch their daughter graduate. Madison’s brother Jacob was also there and presented her with her new rank.

PV2 Mount will continue her training at Fort Jackson with Advanced individual Training and is looking forward to her future with the United States Army.