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FROM THE CHAIRMAN I’m very pleased to report that it’s been another outstanding year for the Naval Academy Foundation’s Athletic and Scholarship Programs! Since our RADM Lynch ‘64, USN (Ret.) inception in 1944, we have always provided deserving students an opportunity to enter the Naval Academy via our preparatory school program. We have sponsored 4,200 Naval Academy graduates over the years and today we have 200 Foundation prep school graduates within the Brigade of Midshipmen. Equally important and as part of our mission to maintain and enhance the athletic excellence programs, we provide critical financial support to all physical mission areas: club, intramural and varsity athletic programs.We also support athletic programs at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI. Examples of this critical support are listed on Page 7 of this newsletter. Our Foundation, which comprises 300 active Trustees and Emeriti, is an integral part of the Naval Academy’s Foundation’s overall fundraising efforts. Specifically, our small group is focused on the physical mission aspects of the Foundation’s fundraising priorities, thereby continuing our tradition of relevance and responsiveness to the Naval Academy. Athletic excellence is now our primary fundraising focus; it’s the lifeblood of our organization. We ask all our Trustees to support this important program in whatever manner possible. I’m pleased that, thanks to the efforts of Trustee Skip Orr ’65, we now have 24 Naval Academy classes that have included the Fund for Athletic Excellence as part of their ongoing five-year class
fundraising projects. Fellow Trustees are including athletic excellence in their estate plans as well. It’s an “all hands on deck” effort! During the past year, we provided almost $3 million in support of recruiting, team and coaches’ travel, trophies, team equipment, radio broadcasting, athletic facilities and annual coach/midshipmen athletic awards. We are committed to continue this vital funding stream for our varsity, club and intramural programs. I’m proud to announce the following new Trustees of our vibrant and growing organization who were inducted at our fall and spring meetings: Thomas Abernethy ’78 James M. Arrison IV ’92 David Cooper ’57 Gregory Glaros ’86 Bill Kirvan ’62 Sam Locklear ’77 Henry Mauz ’59 Perry Martini ’71 J.“Mike” McNallen ’71 Brian Rathjen ’88 Thomas Solak ’60 Richard Thayer ’77 Michael Yeager ’76
IN THIS ISSUE FROM THE CHAIRMAN pages 1-3 FOUNDATION AWARDS pages 2-7 FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR pages 4-6 PROGRAM SUPPORT FOR ATHLETICS page 7 FOUNDATION SPONSORED GRADUATES page 8 COOPERATING PREP SCHOOLS page 9 FOUNDATION PREP SCHOOL STUDENTS 2021 pages 10-18
ABOUT US Founded in 1944, the Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship Program, a division of the United States Naval Academy Foundation, encourages and supports athletic excellence at the Naval Academy. The program is responsible for grants and awards that recognize superiority in athletics and a comprehensive scholarship program to ensure that the Naval Academy has the best scholar-athletes in the nation. MISSION To provide non financial resources and to support sustainable private funding where government funds are not available, for: (A) The Physical Mission which is a vital element in developing all Midshipmen to become leaders in the Navy, Marine Corps and Nation and (B) Comprehensive preparatory school scholarship programs necessary to further develop high potential Midshipmen candidates.
Among the notable legacy activity within the Foundation, recently inducted “Jamie” Arrison IV is the son of Trustee, Jim Arrison ’64. Jamie’s son, James Matthew Arrison V completed a year of Foundation sponsorship at The Peddie School and entered with the Class of 2021 … the family tradition continues! Trustee, Jim Flatley’s ’56 grandson, Tommy Brophy, is also a member of this class following a Foundation prep year at The Kiski School. New continued
ATHLETIC SUPPORT Each year, the Foundation provides more than $2 million in direct support for all types of athletic activities at the Naval Academy. This includes extensive financial support to not only the 33 varsity teams, but also the many club and intramural teams as well as to the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, RI. SCHOLARSHIPS Through a need-based scholarship program, the Foundation provides one year of post-high school education to qualified young men and women who need further academic preparation before they enter the Naval Academy. Thanks to the Foundation's sponsorship, more than 4,000 motivated candidates with excellent leadership, scholastic and athletic potential have graduated from the Naval Academy since 1944. It is a “win-win” for the Naval Academy and for these outstanding candidates!
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Commandant of Midshipmen Captain Robert B. Chadwick ’91, USN, is the son of Trustee, Steve ’62 and Maureen Chadwick. Steve was himself a former Commandant of Midshipmen! Finally,Trustee, Jim Franco son of “Freddy” Franco ’54, received our annual Chairman’s Award for his outstanding volunteer service in support of our new website. Congratulations to all! The success of Navy’s athletic programs continues as well. Navy joined the American Athletic Conference (AAC) two years ago for football and, led by back-up quarterback Will Worth ’17, finished 2016-17 with an outstanding 9-5 season, won the Western Division of the AAC and competed in the Armed Forces Bowl game. We are 14-2 in the conference since joining it in 2015.With Ken Niumatalolo as Navy’s head coach and an aggressive but realistic schedule, we’re optimistic that we’ll extend our current run of successful seasons and win back the Commander-in-Chief ’s Trophy. Our
USNA Track Coach Al Cantello receives Coaches Award from RADM Tom Lynch ‘64, USN (Ret.).
coaching staff stability is critical to the success of the program, and I’m very proud that the Foundation has played an important role
there. Navy enjoys the longest average tenure and most stable football coaching staff in the nation.
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Admiral Louis E. Denfeld Memorial Award The Admiral Louis E. Denfeld Memorial Award recognizes a Foundation-sponsored member of the graduating class who has best displayed traits of leadership, demonstrated academic proficiency and participated extensively in extracurricular activities. This award honors Admiral Denfeld, a 1912 graduate Trustee VADM Joe Rixey ’83, USN, with MIDN Nicholas Morris ’17 of the Naval Academy, a destroyerman in WWI, a submariner in the ’20s and ’30s and Chief of Naval Operations in 1947. After retirement, he became the original Chairman of the Foundation Trustees’ Executive Committee. This year's recipient was Midshipman Nicholas T. Morris from Scarborough, ME, who majored in Mechanical Engineering. His service selection was Navy Pilot.
H. McCoy Jones Award The H. McCoy Jones Award recognizes a Foundationsponsored member of the graduating class who has demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in the Naval Academy athletic program and in leadership and competitive spirit. This award honors “Piggy” Jones, one of the founders of the Naval Academy Foundation, who personally ran the Trustee Joe Leidig ’78, USN (Ret.), with MIDN preparatory school program Catherine Macklin ’17 during the forties and fifties. This year’s recipient was Midshipman Catherine Macklin from McLean, VA, who majored in Oceanography. Her service selection was Surface Warfare.
Our success in the Patriot League, where Navy competes in many of its varsity sports, has been another highlight.We have won the prestigious President’s Cup, as the most successful athletic program in the league, five of the past six years. And in the annual Army/Navy series of all varsity sports, Navy won 14 of 23 (61 percent) head-to-head N-Star competitions this past year. Much of the renovation work at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium was funded by our organization. Those of you who have enjoyed the amenities of the new Akerson Tower, which provides several open club areas, additional suites, recruiting venues, a new scoreboard and television facilities, can attest to the quality workmanship and added game enjoyment.The South Club area there has been named in honor of our Foundation Trustees in recognition of our support. At this year’s fall and spring Trustee meetings, we recognized three Navy coaches for their respective outstanding seasons.
They were Al Cantello (Men’s Cross Country), Kip Simons (Men’s Gymnastics) and Paul Kostacopoulos (Men’s Baseball). Congratulations to these coaches for not only being superb coaches but also role models and mentors to our midshipmen athletes. Additionally, the Foundation has been a key part of the upcoming Navy Athletic Hall of Fame renovation in Lejeune Hall. This effort has been led by Trustee Jeff Johnson ’79. The athletic department headquarters at
Ricketts Hall will soon be starting a major renovation and expansion, primarily funded by Trustee Ron Terwilliger ’63. These projects greatly enhance the world-class athletic facilities offered at the Naval Academy, and both are being done with private funding. We all can be very proud of this legacy of excellence. Our Naval Academy and the midshipmen deserve nothing less. I thank each of you for your personal support and giving so generously of your time, treasure and talent.As noted earlier, our efforts have made a huge impact on overall athletic excellence within the Brigade and will continue to do so in the future.We could not do it without you. Thank you and Go Navy!
Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch ’64, USN (Ret.) Chairman F O U N D AT I O N A W A R D S
Joe Bellino Trophy Napoleon The Joe Bellino Trophy honors Joe Bellino ’61. McCallum Trophy Bellino led the Navy football team over The Napoleon McCallum Trophy honors three years and to an Orange Bowl berth Napoleon McCallum of the Class of 1985. in 1961. Playing both ways, Bellino scored McCallum ranks second in NCAA Div-I history 31 touchdowns, amassed 1,664 yards for all-purpose yards with 7,172 and once rushing and set 15 Naval Academy records. held 26 Naval Academy records. He was He was the 1960 Heisman Trophy winner also a consensus first team All-American as well as a unanimous first team Allhalfback in 1983 and 1985. After completing American, the Maxwell Award winner, the his active duty obligation, he played for the recipient of both the Thompson Trophy and Oakland Raiders until a knee injury forced the Naval Academy Athletic Association his retirement. He is a 2003 inductee of the Sword in 1961 and a 1977 inductee to the National Football Foundation and College National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Presented by the Trustees of Former Commandant Col Steve Liszewski ’90, USMC, MIDN Dishan Romine ’17, Romine’s mom and MIDN Hall of Fame. The Joe Bellino Trophy is the U.S. Naval Academy Athletic and Toneo Gulley ’17 presented to the Navy varsity football player Scholarship programs, the Napoleon whose inspiring on-the-field performance McCallum Trophy is presented to the Navy made a significant impact on the team and contributed to its overall varsity football player of the graduating class who has gained the success during the season. It is presented by the Athletic and most all-purpose yards in his varsity playing career. Scholarship Programs Trustees. This year’s recipient was Midshipman Dishan Romine from This year’s recipient was Midshipman Toneo Gulley from Akron, Louisville, KY, who majored in Economics. His service selection was OH, who majored in General Science. His service selection was Marine Surface Warfare. Corps Ground.
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CAPT Wallace ’72, USN (Ret.)
I am privileged to work with so many wonderful families and candidates, our own Alumni Association and Foundation, as well as the staffs of the Naval Academy admissions and
athletic departments. Our spring and fall meetings were each attended by many of our 250 active Trustees and their spouses. The focus at both events was staying relevant to the Naval Academy and promoting the Fund for Athletic Excellence and the prep school program. While we are doing very well overall, we still need your help in our mission to support both important programs. The information provided in the next column gives you an idea of the wonderful impact we’ve had over the past year.
Athletic Support Our purpose is to remain relevant and responsive to the needs of the Naval Academy. We have achieved that by increasing our financial support for Navy athletic programs over the past several years. There are new recognition levels (“Patron’s Level”– $2500/year, “Fleet Club”–$5000/year, “Rip Miller”–$10,000/year and “Friends of Navy Athletics”–$25,000/ year x 5 years) for those Trustees, parents and friends who support athletic excellence. In our prep school program, we have also increased the amount of tuition assistance for each of our sponsored students. Finally, our Trustees have stepped up and are involved in a wide range of volunteer projects to assist Navy athletic programs and educate our midshipman athletes about the rich heritage and tradition of which they are now a part. Thanks again for your sincere commitment to this unique foundation!
Scholarship Program We completed another successful admissions cycle for the entering Class of 2021 on 29 June. Of the 50 original Foundationsponsored prep school students, 44 (24 men and 20 women) earned their appointments and became midshipmen on Induction Day. A couple of them had been delayed for a year due to medical issues, but they checked in this summer after successful rehab during prep school.We lost two who voluntarily resigned from the program early in the school year. We lost three more who were unable to pass the Navy PRT (Physical Readiness Test) and one for a disciplinary problem. All the rest successfully earned their appointments for an outstanding 88 percent matriculation rate! We wish the Class of 2021 the very best. New prep school scholarships established this past year are: • The Captain Brandon Barrett, USMC, Memorial Scholarship, created
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Joe Duff/Max Bishop Baseball Trophy The Joe Duff/Max Bishop Baseball Trophy honors Navy Coaches Joe Duff and Max Bishop. Bishop guided Navy to 314 wins during his 25 years as head coach from 1937 to 1961. Duff served as the head coach from 1962 to 1993 and won a school record 595 games. Their Former Commandant Col Steve Liszewski ’90, players remember the USMC, with the Blue family, Navy Baseball discipline they taught them Coach Paul Kostacopoulos and two assistant coaches on the athletic field and the ideals they instilled in them as they headed off to their military careers. They were coaches, they were teachers and they prepared the players for their careers in military service and in life. Presented by the Trustees of the U.S. Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship programs, the Joe Duff/ Max Bishop trophy recognizes the Navy varsity baseball player of the graduating class who has contributed the most to the team’s success over his varsity playing career. This year’s recipient was Midshipman Travis Blue from Orange, CA, who majored in Oceanography. His service selection was Navy Pilot.
Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen Crew Trophy The Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen Crew Trophy honors the memory of Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen ’95, USN, killed in action in Afghanistan. The Trophy is presented by Rear Admiral and Mrs. Edward Kristensen and friends and classmates to the Navy Varsity Heavyweight Former Commandant Col Steve Liszewski ’90, USMC, with the Gibson family Crew member of the graduating class who has contributed the most to the program’s success over his career at the Naval Academy. This year’s recipient was Midshipman Scott Gibson from Vienna, VA, who majored in Quantitative Economics. His service selection was Surface Warfare.
by his classmates, fellow U.S. Marines and friends. • The Captain David S. Cooper Honor Scholarship, created by the Cooper family. • The Rear Admiral Douglas Volgenau, USNA Class of 1959, Memorial Scholarship, established by Sara and Dr. Ernst Volgenau ’55. • The Captain N.F. “Red” Stein and Mrs. Lonnie Stein Honor Scholarship, created by Captain and Mrs. Stein. In order to establish a permanent USNA Foundation Honor or Memorial prep school scholarship, a donation of $50,000 is required.This can be donated all at once or over several years. Contact our office if you are interested in making a contribution or establishing a permanent named scholarship in our program! We hosted a wonderful reception the day before Induction Day for excited Foundation
Trustees from the Class of 1967 at the spring A&SP business meeting.
students and their families at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium VADM William P. Lawrence “N” Room. More than 300 people attended the event. It
was a great way to say “Welcome Aboard!” to the newest Foundation members of the continued
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1st Lieutenant Travis L. Manion Wrestling Trophy The 1st Lieutenant Travis L. Manion Wrestling Trophy honors the memory of 1st Lieutenant Travis Manion ’04, USMC, killed in action in Iraq. The Manion Wrestling Trophy is presented to the Navy wrestler from the graduating class who displayed outstanding leadership and work habits throughout his career at the Trustee BGEN Dave Papak ’76, USMC (Ret.), presents 1stLt Travis Manion Wrestling Award Naval Academy. to MIDN Ryan Harman ’17 This year’s recipient was Midshipman Ryan Harman from West Linn, OR, who majored in Economics. His service selection was Navy Special Warfare.
The Boxing “Champions Trophy” The Boxing “Champions Trophy” honors Navy Boxing Coaches, Spike Webb, Tony Rubino, Emerson Smith and Jim McNally. It is awarded to midshipmen who have won a Collegiate National Championship. This trophy, created by Trustee, Chuck Spadafora, will be presented each year to Club Boxing National Champions. There Former Commandant Col Steve Liszewski ’90, are two National Champions USMC, MIDN Stephanie Simon ’17 and Coach Jim McNally for this year: Midshipman Stephanie Simon from Vancouver, WA, who majored in General Science. Her service selection was USMC Ground. (This is her 2nd year receiving the title of National Champion). Midshipman Jordan Davis from Pensacola, FL, who majored in Mechanical Engineering. His service selection was Navy Pilot.
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plebe class. Our Chairman, Rear Admiral Tom Lynch ’64, USN (Ret.); Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Ted Carter ’81, USN; Commandant Captain Robert
Chadwick ’91, USN, and our Alumni Association/Foundation President/CEO Byron Marchant ’78 were there along with many of our Trustees and their spouses.
Next year’s Foundation prep class (USNA 2022) is already formed, with 45 prep students enrolled at 16 affiliated prep schools for next year (2017-2018). Their credentials are just as impressive as their predecessors’. Historically, 95 percent of our sponsorees become midshipmen each year. Of that number, more than 90 percent will graduate from the Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree, the highest of any accession source to the Academy. So this program is a win-win for our students and the Naval Academy! If you have any questions or want to do more to support our programs, don’t hesitate to call our office at 410-295-4095 or check out our website at www.usna.com/asp. Thanks again for your outstanding support! Captain Edward C.Wallace ’72, USN (Ret.) Executive Director
Induction for new Trustees at the spring A&SP business meeting.
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E.E. “Rip” Miller Varsity Football Award The E.E. “Rip” Miller Varsity Football Trophy is presented annually by the Naval Academy Foundation to a member of the varsity football squad who is voted by his teammates as having contributed the most to the team. This award is a lasting tribute to Rip Miller who played a major role in the development of Navy football as coach and assistant director of athletics for 48 years from 1926 to 1974. This year’s recipient was Midshipman Will Worth from Valrico, FL, who majored in Ocean Engineering. His service selection was Marine Ground. Roger Staubach Trophy The Roger Staubach Trophy honors Roger Staubach ’65. Staubach received the Heisman, Maxwell and Walter Camp trophies, the Naval Academy Athletic Association sword and was a three-time winner of the Thompson Trophy. He was also first team All-American at quarterback,a member of the National Football RADM Tom Lynch ‘64, USN (Ret.), MIDN Will Worth ’17 and Trustee Skip Orr ’65 present awards to MIDN Worth Foundation and the College Hall of Fame, MVP of Super Bowl VI and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Presented by the Athletic and Scholarship Programs Trustees, the Roger Staubach Trophy recognizes the Navy varsity football player of the graduating class who has contributed the most to the team’s success over his varsity playing career. This year’s recipient was Midshipman Will Worth from Valrico, FL, who majored in Ocean Engineering. His service selection was Marine Ground.
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This year, our Foundation is providing $2.823.250 million in direct support to Navy athletic programs. The funds are drawn primarily from our “Fund for Athletic Excellence,” the lifeblood of our organization. Our support includes the following:
Coaches’ meritorious recognition Women’s varsity tennis set-up Team banquets/supplemental Coaches’ houses improvements Trophy and awards displays and upgrades Outdoor track renovations
Support to NAAA Football support Annual Football Banquet Football operational support/recruiting Football salary support Supplemental food allocation Nutritional supplements Coaches’ salary support Olympic sports Athletic excellence/ recruiting and operations Broadband/Video Streaming/All Sports Varsity coaches’ awards
Support of NAPS Coaches’ salary support Team travel/food /lodging NAPS coaches’ professional development NAPS athletic director NAPS athletic trainer
Special Interest Items Locker room upgrades Trophy engravings (annual) NMCM Stadium Sustainment Fund USNA Foundation Prep School Scholarship Support—$439,000 (Academic year ’16–’17) Note: These funds come from restricted funds specifically designated for the tuition assistance support of the prep school program.
Support of USNA Club sports support Intramural sports support Midshipmen athletic/ leadership awards
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David Robinson Trophy The David Robinson Trophy honors David Robinson ’87, recipient of the John Wooden, Adolph Rupp and James Naismith awards, and twice winner of the Thompson Trophy. First team All-American and three-time Olympian, “The Admiral” was College Player of the Year in 1987, National Basketball Association MVP in 1995, and a10-time Trustee CAPT Tom Abernethy ’78, USN (Ret.), presents David Robinson Award to MIDN professional All-Star. Edward Alade ’17 Presented by the Trustees of the U.S. Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship programs, the trophy recognizes the Navy varsity basketball player of the graduating class who has contributed the most to the team’s success over his varsity playing career. This year’s recipient was Midshipman Edward Alade from Houston, TX, who majored in Economics. His service selection was Surface Warfare.
Cheryl Dolyniuk Trophy The Cheryl Dolyniuk Trophy honors Cheryl Dolyniuk Carlan ’83. Dolyniuk was the winner of 12 varsity letters in swimming, crew and volleyball, as well as a recipient of the Thompson Trophy and the Admiral Lawrence Sword. She was also inducted into the Navy Hall of Fame for swimming. She achieved the position of Regimental Commander and Trustee Lisa Quadrini with MIDN Sarita Condie‘17 was captain of the swim team and the volleyball team. Dolyniuk majored in systems engineering with a QPR of 3.5 and was also selected as an academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Presented by the Trustees of the U.S. Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship programs, the trophy recognizes that female midshipman of the graduating class who has excelled in athletics, leadership and academics during her four years at the Academy. This year’s recipient was Midshipman Sarita Condie from Lovelock, NV, who majored in English. Her service selection was Surface Warfare.
F O U N D AT I O N S P O N S O R E D U S N A â€™ 1 7 G R A D U AT E S Ryan Adair Valley Forge Military Academy, Navy Pilot
Jackson Meier New Mexico Military Institute, Submarine (Nuclear)
Steven Bakotic Marion Military Institute, Surface Warfare
Brendan Metcalf The Hill School, Surface Warfare
Leslie Alasagas Valley Forge Military Academy, Surface Warfare (Nuclear)
Alexander Barbaria Wyoming Seminary, EOD
Terry Belin New Mexico Military Institute, Navy NFO
Shannon Brown Greystone Preparatory School, Civil Engineer Corps
Mark Meloro Mercersburg Academy, Special Warfare (SEAL) Zachary Michel Kiski School, Navy Pilot
Kristofer Misch Northwestern Preparatory School, Surface Engineering Duty
Nicholas Morris Wyoming Seminary, Navy Pilot
Samuel Ciocco Mercersburg Academy, Submarine (Nuclear)
Connor Mulloy Mercersburg Academy, Special Warfare (SEAL)
Troy Esaki Northwestern Preparatory School, Submarine (Nuclear)
Charles Palmiotto Mercersburg Academy, Navy Pilot
Nicolas Dille-Umber Valley Forge Military Academy, Surface Warfare
John Orchard The Hill School, Surface Warfare
Andrei Ghioca Kiski School, USMC Pilot
Nicole Pick Northwestern Preparatory School, Navy NFO
Evan Hovenden Greystone Preparatory School, Navy Pilot
Victoria Reyes Greystone Preparatory School, Surface Warfare
Hannah Hjelmstrom New Mexico Military Institute, Navy Pilot
Jordan Kangwijaya New Mexico Military Institute, USMC Pilot
Alison Keenan New Mexico Military Institute, USMC Ground
Alexander Kraus Mercersburg Academy, USMC Pilot
Mary Kraynak Kent School, USMC Ground
Gabriel Larios Hargrave Military Academy, Navy Pilot
Joseph Puza Greystone Preparatory School, Surface Engineering Duty Christopher Sarao Mercersburg Academy, Surface Engineering Duty
Mario Smaldino Kiski School, Navy NFO
Massimo Smaldino Kiski School, Navy NFO
Evan Staresinic Kiski School, Surface Warfare
Wyley Taylor New Mexico Military Institute, USMC Ground
James Lieto Wyoming Seminary, Surface Warfare
Erin Thamm Greystone Preparatory School, Navy Pilot
Michael Madigan Portsmouth Abbey School, Navy Pilot
Matthew Washington The Hill School, Navy Pilot
Catherine Macklin The Hill School, Surface Warfare
Roberto Marroquin New Mexico Military Institute, Navy Pilot Joshua Mayberry Kiski School, Navy Pilot
Jeremy Valero Marion Military Institute, USMC Pilot
Morgan Young The Peddie School, Surface Warfare
C O O P E R AT I N G P R E P S C H O O L S Avon Old Farms School Avon, Connecticut
Kiski School Saltsburg, Pennsylvania
Portsmouth Abbey Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Blair Academy Blairstown, New Jersey
Marion Military Institute Marion, Alabama
St. Johnsbury Academy St. Johnsbury,Vermont
Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University Kerrville,Texas
Mercersburg Academy Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Salisbury School Salisbury, Connecticut
New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, New Mexico
Western Reserve Academy Hudson, Ohio
Northfield Mount Hermon School Mount Hermon, Massachusetts
Wyoming Seminary Kingston, Pennsylvania
Hargrave Military Academy Chatham,Virginia Hill School Pottstown, Pennsylvania Hun School of Princeton Princeton, New Jersey Kent School Kent, Connecticut
Northwestern Preparatory School Crestline, California Peddie School Hightstown, New Jersey
F O U N D AT I O N P R E P S C H O O L S T U D E N T S 2 0 2 1 Following are profiles of sponsored candidates who are members of the Naval Academy Class of 2021.They attended a prep school or college affiliated with the Foundation.The designations of “Honor Scholar” and “Scholar Athlete” are solely to recognize the contribution made to the Foundation by the donors of Honor or Memorial Scholarships.
The Louis William Alter Memorial Scholar Athlete
The Louis William Alter Memorial Scholar Athlete, recipient of a scholarship created by Alter’s son L.William Alter, Jr., an Athletic and Scholarship Programs Trustee, is Hazel A. Acosta, who was born in the Philippines but later moved to St. Croix, U.S.Virgin Islands, at the age of eight. Hazel graduated as the valedictorian of her class at the St. Croix Central High School. Throughout her four years in high school, Hazel was named Distinguished Cadet, U.S. Achievement Academy National Mathematics Award Scholar and the Caribbean Free Trade Association Chess Champion. Hazel was president of the National Honor Society, president of theV.I. Youth Aviation Club, commander of the JROTC Color Guard, a co-Founder of the Big Brother Little Sister Tutoring and Mentoring program and a member of the Rotary Interact Club. She also volunteered at a local pediatric clinic and the Juan F. Luis Hospital Pediatric Ward. She took part in a JROTC Raiders team that participated in the V.I. National Guard Olympics. This year she attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, under Foundation sponsorship and was named Best Cadet in her troop. She excelled academically and was on the NMMI Superintendent’s List. She has also accumulated 15 hours of flight time toward her private pilot’s license. Hazel would like to serve her nation as a naval flight surgeon.
The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Elizabeth S. Hooper Memorial Scholar
The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Elizabeth S. Hooper Memorial Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the Society of Sponsors, is James M. Arrison V from McLean,VA, a graduate of Langley High School in McLean. Matt was a member of the Science Honor Society, Leadership Honor Society and the varsity track team. He earned multiple varsity letters and individual awards, such as Most Valuable Sprinter. He was co-captain of the track team and led his 4x100 relay to a school record and the New Balance Nationals. Matt was involved in the M&M Mentorship program and helped organize and manage 175 mentors and 530 freshmen. Matt was also involved in multiple choirs and traveled to France where he sang in multiple venues, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
This year under Foundation sponsorship Matt attended the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, where he ran winter/spring track and sang in the chorus.
The Captain James F. Bell ’54, USN (Ret.), Scholar Athlete
The Captain James F. Bell ’54, USN (Ret.), Scholar Athlete, recipient of a scholarship created by Anthony R. Correnti ’54, is Joseph A. Aucoin, a graduate of Nile C. Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, Japan. Joseph received a varsity letter for basketball and soccer his senior year. He also received the MVP award and was named a league all-star for soccer during his senior year. He was also a member of the Show Choir of Herndon High School,VA for two years. During the summer, he served the community with more than 120 volunteer hours and used his basketball skills as a counselor inVirginia. During the winters, he was a volunteer assistant coach for several elementary school teams.This year under Foundation sponsorship he attended The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA, and played for the varsity soccer team.
The Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Bowe Memorial Honor Scholar
The Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Bowe Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship established by Bowe’s wife, Virginia, in recognition of his outstanding service in the U.S. Navy and to our country, is Jordan V. Berrios, a graduate of Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, TN. She played varsity tennis for five years, was team captain and received MVP honors her junior and senior years. In addition to helping her team win four district championships, Jordan won a district doubles championship and a regional singles championship. She was co-founder and vice president of the Central Magnet School Aviation Club, was active with the Society of Women Engineers and National Honor Society and was awarded Aerospace Engineering Student of the Year her junior year. Outside of school, Jordan volunteered with a local animal rescue throughout high school. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, Jordan attended Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL, where she played varsity tennis.
The Commander William Earl Fannin ’45, USN (Ret.), Memorial Honor Scholar
The Commander William Earl Fannin ’45, USN (Ret.), Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Fannin’s classmates, is Samuel H. Bray from Johns Creek, GA, and a graduate of Northview High School. Sam was a member of the varsity swim team and was named to the all-state team for all four years. He was also a high school All American in both his junior and senior years and was a two-time state champion who set a Georgia State record in the 200 freestyle relay. Sam was voted team captain his senior year. He was also named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American for achieving academic and athletic success while in high school. He was on Northview High School’s honor roll as well as part of the Talented and Gifted Program. Outside of school and the pool, Sam participated in Habitat for Humanity and volunteered in various youth programs through St. Brigid Catholic Church.This year under Foundation sponsorship, Sam attended The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, where he was on the varsity swim team.
The Wayne Hardin Honor Scholar
The Wayne Hardin Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Hardin’s family and many friends, is Richard T. Brophy from Arlington,VA. Richard attended Lemoore High School in Lemoore, CA. He was a fouryear letter winner in swimming, two-year water polo player and two-year Ultimate Frisbee player. During his senior year, he formed an Ultimate Frisbee club and served as president, captain, coach and team manager. While at Lemoore, he earned a 4.3 grade point average and served as vice president in the Student 2 Student club, which offered new students tours of campus. Under Foundation sponsorship, he attended Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA, where he ran cross country and swam.
The Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence Memorial Honor Scholar
The Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Lawrence’s family and friends, is Gianna A. Buenavista from Alamo, CA, a graduate of San Ramon Valley High School. She was recognized for her academic, athletic and leadership achievements through various awards: the Principal’s Scholar Performer Award, as a seven-time SRVHS Scholar Athlete, as a seven-time NCS Scholar Athlete, the SRVHS Choir Award, JV lacrosse team captain and varsity golf team captain. Since sixth grade, she has been a Faith Camp and Confirmation Counselor at St. Isadore Church. During the summer,
she interned with the PGA Web.com tour. This year she attended Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX, where she continued to participate in various leadership courses and athletic activities.
The James L. Holloway, III Scholar Athlete
The James L. Holloway, III Scholar Athlete, recipient of a scholarship established by C. Thomas Clagett Jr., an Athletic and Scholarship Programs Trustee, is Kyle M. Cortez from Kitty Hawk, NC. Kyle graduated from First Flight High School in Kitty Hawk and was a member of the varsity tennis and wrestling teams. He was selected as wrestling team captain his senior year. Kyle earned varsity letters in tennis and wrestling during his sophomore, junior and senior years. He earned a black belt in karate and is also a certified lifeguard. He volunteered for the American Cancer Society and for his church. This year under Foundation sponsorship he attended Wyoming Seminary School in Kingston, PA.
The Admiral Thomas B. Hayward Honor Scholar
The Admiral Thomas B. Hayward Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the Hayward Family Foundation, is Ryan C. Deas from Fredonia, NY. Ryan graduated from Saint Francis High School in Athol Spr ings, NY. He was a member of the National Honor Society, a Paduan and First Honors Scholar, served as the student body vice president his senior year and was a recipient of the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. He served as a student ambassador and attended Boys State. During Ryan’s senior year, he was awarded a four-year Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship. Ryan played varsity prep hockey, lettered all four years and was named captain of the Federated team his senior year.A living historian and re-enactor for many years, Ryan has participated in numerous national and local community service events as part of his Civil War fife and drum unit. He is an avid collector of military artifacts with many on loan to the Dunkirk NY Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum. Ryan has appeared in various historical documentaries, including one for the Smithsonian as a drummer at Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Ryan co-authored a book called No One Forgets about men killed in action from Chautauqua County, NY. He has been active for many years in the youth program of his church.This year under Foundation sponsorship, Ryan attended Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA, where he played on the men’s travel hockey team and rowed for the men’s crew team.
The Captain William S. Busik ’43 Honor Scholar
The Captain William S. Busik ’43 Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by John R. Strachan ’44, an Athletic and Scholarship Programs Associate Trustee, is Justin T. Desautels, a graduate of The Waterford School in Salt Lake City, UT. Justin was an active member of the lacrosse team. He led his team in capturing the Utah Division II state championship, while also participating on two national level club teams. Justin sat in the stroke seat of the Waterford varsity four as a junior and senior and paced his team to two consecutive top five finishes at the National SRRA Regatta. Additionally, Justin topped his age category at the 2015 Brighton ski-mountaineering race. Outside athletics, Justin was an active member of his community and served as adaptive mountain biking group leader for the Wounded Warrior Project at the National Ability Center in Park City, UT. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, he attended The Salisbury School in Salisbury, CT, where he rowed on the crew team.
The Captain N.F. “Red” Stein’ ’52 Honor Scholar
The Captain N.F. “Red” Stein ’52 Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Stein’s parents, Harry and Ruth Stein of New Kensington, PA, is Lucas U. Dishart. Lucas is a graduate of Exeter High School in New Hampshire where he earned three varsity letters in lacrosse and one for soccer. During his three varsity seasons with the lacrosse team, Lucas started at the long stick midfielder position. During his time at Exeter, he served as vice president of a community service club and created an annual fundraiser his junior year for the Wounded Warrior Project. He also served as a peer math tutor, spending more than 50 hours tutoring students in algebra and geometry. Lucas earned his first degree black belt in Kenpo Karate his senior year. Under sponsorship by the Foundation, he attended the Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA, where he wrestled and played for the lacrosse team.
The USNA Class of 1960 Memorial Scholar
The USNA Class of 1960 Memorial Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the class honoring the sacrifice and bravery of their classmates Donnie Lee Darrow, Alexander McIver Jr., William Marshall Roark and Martin Nelson Tull, who were killed in action while in the service of our country. This year’s scholar is Eduardo I. Gomez from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, where he graduated from Saint Margaret’s Episcopal School. He received varsity letters in wrestling, football and swimming. Eduardo 12
was also the varsity football captain his senior year. Outside of sports, he took part in the school newspaper, choir and theater productions such as “Les Miserables,”“Argonautica” and “The Skin of Our Teeth.” Eduardo volunteered outside of school at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Explorers where he learned how the Sheriff ’s Department works and assisted with public events. This year he attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA, under Foundation sponsorship and was part of the Honor Council, Camden Rifle team and the Floyd Hall Choir.
The Captain Brandon Barrett, USMC, Memorial Scholar
The Captain Brandon Barrett, USMC, Memorial Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Barrett’s classmates, family and friends to Barrett, who was killed in action while in service of our country, is Jacob Grass a graduate of D.C. Everest Senior High School in Weston, WI. He was on the swim team for three years and was captain his senior year. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, under Foundation sponsorship and participated in Ranger Challenge, an ROTC-hosted competition. He competed at Ft. Knox and earned the U.S. Army Ranger Challenge Tab, an official U.S.Army award. In the fall, he was named Best New Cadet of Oscar Troop. For his academic performance in the fall, he earned a spot on the Superintendent’s List. Jacob also received a Matchin Award, given to one second-semester college cadet nominated as best in the troop.
The Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller Honor Scholar
The Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Athletic and Scholarship Program Trustees, is Andrew L. Gregory, a graduate of Connections Academy in South Pasadena, CA.Andrew was team captain and was awarded MVP of the soccer team. He was on the honor roll his junior and senior years. Andrew was also on Golden State Academy, a U-18 USSDA soccer team, for his junior and senior years of high school. He was captain of the soccer team and received the Coaches Award. He attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, under Foundation sponsorship this year.Andrew played soccer and was chosen to be on the Maple League All-Star team. He also swam on Mercersburg’s nationally ranked swim team.
The Captain David S. Cooper, USN, Honor Scholar
The Captain David S. Cooper, USN, Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Captain David S. Cooper, is Max L. Guerriero, who attended The Academies at Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, AR. Max was home schooled his senior year while participating in Laser Nationals and finished second. Max was captain of the varsity sailing team throughout high school. He was a state delegate for the Boys’/Girls’ organization. Outside of school Max was an active member of the sailing association and was also a camp counselor. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, was involved in his church and volunteered his tutoring skills.This year under Foundation sponsorship he attended Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, RI, where he continued sailing.
The Sgt. John H. Moreno, USMC, Memorial Honor Scholar
The Sgt. John H. Moreno, USMC, Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Ernest C. Moreno ’61 and his family honoring John, who was killed in action during the Tat Offensive in Hue City, South Vietnam in March 1968, is Jacob C. Haines, a graduate from Broad Run High School in Ashburn,VA. Jake was a four-year member of the swim team, earning four varsity letters, and was captain his senior year. Outside of school, he played club water polo for Navy Aquatics Club. Under Foundation sponsorship Jacob attended The Hill School in Pottstown, PA. He was a member of the both the varsity water polo and swim teams. During water polo season, he was awarded the 1984 Award for exemplary play and sportsmanship. He was also elected to the All-Prep Team at the Eastern Prep Championship tournament.
The Lieutenant Commander Wesley A. Brown ’49 Honor Scholar
The Lieutenant Commander Wesley A. Brown ’49 Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by a consortium of minority Naval Academy graduates including the El Dorado Society, is Hailey L. Harms, a graduate of Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, OR. Hailey participated in junior varsity soccer, varsity basketball and lacrosse, lettering in basketball and lacrosse. She was lacrosse captain her senior year. She was named First Team All-State and First Team All-League midfield her junior year. Hailey was also a member of the Astronomy Club, president of the Poetry Club as well as a leader in the Intercultural Student Association. Outside of school, she volunteered and mentored at The Father Ray Foundation. This year Hailey attended Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA, and played lacrosse.
The Major Megan M. McClung ’95, USMC, Memorial Honor Scholar
The Major Megan M. McClung ’95, USMC, Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Drs. Michael and Re McClung, is Lauren G. Herrington. She attended Havre de Grace High School in Havre de Grace, MD, during her freshman and sophomore year. In Havre de Grace she received the Minds in Motions scholarship for maintaining a high GPA and athletic leadership skills. She played varsity basketball, where she was captain in 10th grade, as well as varsity soccer and varsity lacrosse in ninth and tenth grades. Lauren was also on Student Council and was an officer for the inclusion program for students with special needs, “Best Buddies.” Lauren moved to Austin, TX, her junior and senior year where she attended Visa Ridge High School. There she played varsity lacrosse and varsity soccer. She was captain of the lacrosse team her junior and senior years. Lauren was named 1st team AllCounty her freshman and sophomore year for both lacrosse and soccer. She was also named an Academic All-star for lacrosse and soccer her junior and senior years and was nominated for All-American senior year. At the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, under Foundation sponsorship, she played varsity soccer and varsity lacrosse. She received All-District and All-State honors in both soccer and lacrosse for her outstanding performance.
The Class of 1948 Memorial Honor Scholar
The Class of 1948 Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the class, is Calla L. Hilliard, a graduate of Peotone High School in Peotone, IL. She participated in multiple extra-curricular activities such as Science Club, Robotics Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Teens Against Drugs, was Class President for sophomore, junior and senior years, served as class vice president for the National Honor Society and was secretary of the Science and Robotics Clubs. She also played three sports throughout high school. Calla started on the varsity volleyball team her junior and senior years and served as captain her senior year. She played three years of varsity basketball and was chosen by the coaches to be team captain in her senior year. In soccer, she was a starter on the varsity team and served as captain in her sophomore, junior and senior years. Outside of school, Calla volunteered at many events for the local American Legion.This year Calla attended Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville,TX, and was a squad leader.
The Class of 1955 Honor Scholar
The Class of 1955 Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the class, is Katherine E. Hofman, a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, MD. Katie participated on the junior varsity soccer team, varsity indoor and outdoor track teams and varsity cross country team. She was also a member of the Freedom Rowers Indoor Crew Club. She was a member of the 2013 and 2014 state qualifying teams in cross country and qualified for states in pole vault in 2015, taking first in the region. Katie was a member of Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, Leo Club, National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She received the Presidential Service Award for her more than 100 hours of service in 2014 and participated in more than 20 races for charity. Katie was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church and Youth Group and participated in two mission trips to Pennsylvania. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, Katie attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA.
The Coach Ed Peery Memorial Scholar
The Coach Ed Peery Memorial Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Naval Academy wrestlers, classmates, friends and family, is Woodrow J. Jones, a graduate of St. Andrews School in Middletown, DE.Woody and his family have lived in the Middle East and Turkey for half of his life because of his father’s employment.Woody participated in junior varsity soccer, crew and volleyball and varsity football, track and swimming. He swam at the Delaware State Championships. Outside of school, he volunteered at the local homeless shelter and was also a camp counselor.This year Woody attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, under Foundation sponsorship.
The Society of Sponsors Honor Scholar
The Society of Sponsors Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the Naval Academy Foundation’s Athletic and Scholarship Programs Trustees, is Patricia C. Krisan, a graduate of The Academy of the Holy Angels in northern New Jersey. She played lacrosse all four years and was cocaptain of the junior varsity team her freshman year and co-captain of the varsity team as a senior. Patricia received the prestigious Coach’s Award all four years. She was active in her community by attending school-sponsored service trips and by serving on a county commission on the status of women. Patricia was named to the Principal’s List and received several medals on the national Spanish exam.This year 14
under Foundation sponsorship she attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA.
The Thomas E. Teshara Honor Scholar
The Thomas E. Teshara Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Teshara’s family and many friends, is Robert F. Lee, a graduate of Foothill High School in Tustin, CA. Bobby earned four varsity letters in water polo and swimming. He was captain of the varsity and club water polo teams in his junior and senior years, and the school won back-to back CIF Championships. Bobby was named First Team All-American as well as CIF Player of theYear. He participated in many extracurricular and social activities such as Swim Buddies, which taught children with autism how to swim;YWAM-Homes of Hope, a church-sponsored organization that built homes in Tijuana, Mexico; and The Best Day Foundation, which transports children with special needs to the beach to teach them to surf, kayak and bodyboard. Bobby also coached 14 and under youth boys’ water polo. Bobby enjoys surfing, bodysurfing, hunting and hiking.This year under Foundation sponsorship, Bobby attended The Hill School in Pottstown, NJ, where he played water polo.
The Commander Robert R. Zastrow ’52, Memorial Scholar Athlete
The Commander Robert R. Zastrow ’52, Memorial Scholar Athlete, recipient of a scholarship created by Zastrow’s many friends, teammates and classmates, is Ernando Manrique, a graduate of Mill Creek High School in Houston, GA. Ernando was an excellent soccer player who captained many of his soccer teams. He participated in soccer for three years and earned three varsity letters. He was awarded All-Region Midfielder of the Year for Region 7A. His junior and senior years of high school, he joined the Talon leadership program and Latin American Student Organization. Under Foundation sponsored this year, Ernando attended The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA.
The Virginia Jones McKie Memorial Honor Scholar
The Virginia Jones McKie Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship established by McKie’s husband, Jay, and her loving family, is Patrick R. Metts. Patrick attended Odenton Christian High School in Odenton, MD, The Hanalani Schools in Mililani, HI, and Greystone Prep School at Schriener University. Patrick participated in varsity soccer and varsity basketball. He was class president his junior year. He was a member of the drama
club and had a lead role in a play performance. Outside of school, he volunteered at the Begetti Homeless Shelter in Baltimore, MD, and was a volunteer at Vacation Bible School at Argonne Hills Chapel in Baltimore. Patrick has travelled to many different countries.This year under Foundation sponsorship, Patrick attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM.
The Commander Michael B. Clark ’69, USNR, Memorial Honor Scholar
The Commander Michael B. Clark ’69, USNR, Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Clark’s wife, Lisa, football teammates and classmates, is Jake P. Miles, a graduate of Riverbed High School in Fredericksburg,VA. Jake graduated with an advanced degree, earned membership into the National Honor Society and was an active member of DECA. He was a two-sport athlete participating in football and golf where he served as a two-year team captain with both teams. He was a threeyear first teamVHSL 6A golf All-Area and All-Conference selection, a two-year first team All-Region and All-State selection and was named the Free Lance-Star Player of the Year as a senior. He earned more than 20 individual junior golf medalist honors to include a signature win at an American Junior Golf Association event in Nemocolin, PA. He qualified and competed in two Virginia State Men’s Amateur Golf Championships and one Virginia Men’s State Open. Outside of school, Jake volunteered with Smooth Transitions of Fredericksburg assisting senior citizens with their downsizing efforts. He was also an active participant with the American Junior Golf Association’s Leadership Links program “Playing for their Futures,” raising money for the Jack Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, Jake attended Northwestern Preparatory School in Crestline, CA, in the fall and attended the University of Mary Washington in the spring.
The Anna and Paul M. Lukish Sr. Memorial Scholar
The Anna and Paul M. Lukish Sr. Memorial Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Thomas J. Lukish Sr. ’59 and his brothers and sisters to honor their mother and father, is Kelly F. Milliken, a graduate from Mooresville, NC. Kelly graduated from Pine Lake Preparatory with a 4.65 GPA and earned six varsity letters in swimming, cross country and track. In cross country, she earned All-Conference honors twice and competed at NCHSAA State Championship two times. She also participated in outdoor track for three years, competing at the NCHSAA State Championship two times. Outside of school athletics, her passion is competitive sailing. She has sailed in multiple high caliber Junior Olympic and U.S. Sailing National Championship Regattas all across the country. In addition to dedicating time to athletics, she is an active
volunteer and a two-time recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her 100-plus hours of community service. Throughout school she was a member of the National Honor Society, National Mathematics Honor Society and National Beta Club. Under Foundation sponsorship, she attended Portsmouth Abbey in Portsmouth, RI.
The Admirals Earle Honor Scholar
The Admirals Earle Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by their daughter and granddaughter, is Hayden W. Montemorra, a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph School in Baltimore, MD.Wyatt lettered in football and rugby. He was named captain and MVP two of the four years he played rugby. Wyatt volunteered as a boys’ basketball coach for three years, spending nights and weekends teaching young boys the fundamentals of the sport. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. Wyatt was also a peer educator and mentor and member of the Leadership Club. In his junior year, he was selected to represent his school at an annual leadership conference in Massachusetts. Wyatt has been involved in Scouting and holds the rank of Eagle Scout.Wyatt was presented the Christian Gentleman Award, a very prestigious and honored award at graduation. This year Wyatt attended the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, under Foundation sponsorship.
The Steve Belichick Memorial Scholar
The Steve Belichick Memorial Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Belichick’s family and many friends, is Charles J. Musto, a graduate of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax,VA. Charlie played on the golf team beginning his freshman year and was captain his junior and senior years. He was named Player of theYear for his conference and First Team All-Met his junior season. Outside of school, Charlie coached youth boys’ basketball. Under Foundation sponsorship this year he attended The Hill School in Pottstown, NJ, where he played and lettered in golf.
The Robert and Kathleen Verratti Honor Scholarship
The Robert and Kathleen Verratti Honor Scholarship, established by the Verratti Family, has been awarded to Samantha L. Nassif from Laguna Hills, CA, a graduate of Laguna High School. Sammie was a member of the varsity swim team all four years and qualified for the state championship meet her senior year. She received the Coaches Award for teamwork and leadership her junior year. Sammie also competed for the nationally ranked 15
MissionViejo Nadadores swim club where she qualified for numerous sectional meets and the USA Futures meet. She was awarded the Club Excellence award by her swim club coaches. She founded the NEGU club, a club sanctioned by the Jessie Rees Foundation, where she was president for three years. Her senior year she was the senior class commissioner for the school’s Associated Student Body. Samantha attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, under Foundation sponsorship where she swam on the swim team and was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory committee.
The Class of 1964 Honor Scholar
The Class of 1964 Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the class, is Dean D. Nguyen from Seattle, WA, where he graduated from Central High School. Dean has been a competitive swimmer for the past eight years and a three-time 3A Washington State High School champion. As a senior, he was named 3A Swimmer of the Meet for winning two individual events at the state high school championship meet. He was named USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in his junior and senior years. Besides competitive swimming, he volunteered as a swim instructor to teach kids to swim for the past four summers. His hobbies are gaming, boxing and basketball. This year Dean attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, under Foundation sponsorship.
The Class of 1957 Scholar Athlete
The Class of 1957 Scholar Athlete, recipient of a scholarship created by David L. Mitchell, a Naval Academy Foundation Athletic and Scholarship Programs Trustee on behalf of his classmates, is Sarah L. Osborne from Reno, NV. A graduate of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Sarah was a member of the varsity golf, skiing and cross country teams and lettered in each. She was captain of the alpine women’s ski team. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the Academic Team and Chorus. Sarah has been an equestrian competitor since 2003 and was recognized by the U.S. Equestrian Federation. She has volunteered for Special Olympics, St.Vincent’s Homeless Shelter and Sierra Nevada Foster Families. Under Foundation sponsorship, Sarah attended The Kent School in Kent, CT.
The Admiral Charles R. Larson Honor Scholar
The Admiral Charles R. Larson Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship established by the Naval Academy Foundation Athletic and Scholarship Program Trustees in honor of Admiral Larson’s extraordinary service as the Superintendent of the Naval Academy, is Caroline E. Peppard a graduate of Garden City High School on Long Island, NY. Caroline was a three-varsity sport athlete in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. She led the Student Athlete Leadership Council and received the Bob Allen Unsung Hero Award for Athletics her senior year. Caroline earned academic honors and membership to two National Honor Societies. She was first chair in the clarinet section of the symphonic band and a member of the Miracle Club. At graduation, she was awarded the “Triple C” Award for courage, character and commitment by NewYork State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Under Foundation sponsorship, Caroline attended Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ, where she played varsity soccer (and was named Rookie of the Year), basketball and lacrosse.
The Coach Albert A. Cantello Scholar Athlete
The Coach Albert A. Cantello Scholar Athlete, recipient of a scholarship established by Dan Busch ’77, and his wife, Mindy, in recognition of the hundreds of midshipmen Cantello influenced while at the Naval Academy, is Madison J. Peterson, a graduate of Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, AZ. Madison was team captain of the cross country and track and field varsity teams and lettered in both. She competed in the 2015 State Arizona Championships in both sports. She was a member of the National Honor Society and Arizona Girls State. Outside of school she volunteered in her local community.This year Madison attended Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ, under Foundation sponsorship.
The USS RALPH TALBOT (DD390) Shipmates Memorial Honor
The USS RALPH TALBOT (DD390) Shipmates Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the shipmates of the USS RALPH TALBOT (DD390), is Jacob A. Pinon, who graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute High School Division with high honors and the New Mexico Military Institute College Division with the highest honors, with an Associates of Science degree. He was a member of the varsity swim, cross country and track teams. He was also a member of the baseball team, Cadet Chapel Council, Science Olympiad team, Academic team and National Honor Society, serving as president of the Academic team
his junior year and president of the Chapel Council his senior year. An avid volunteer in school, Jacob served actively in peer tutoring and Boy Scouts logging more than 300 hours of community service. He is a proud Eagle Scout who landscaped Sidney Gutierrez Middle School for his Eagle Scout project. Jacob also served as a troop executive officer during his Foundation year. Under Foundation sponsorship, he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM.
The Dr. Eugene O.S. Stevenson ’54 Memorial Scholar
The Dr. Eugene O.S. Stevenson ’54 Memorial Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Stevenson’s family, classmates and many friends, is Vincent O. Potente, a graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, CA. Vincent was team captain and lettered in boy’s volleyball and made the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team. He was a member of the National Honor Society, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists and the National Society of High School Scholars. He served as the ASB Human Relations Commissioner and Student Senator. He earned two congressional certificates of special recognition from Congressman Scott Peters and Congressman Darrell Issa for community service work exceeding 200 hours, in which he actively supported U.S. veterans and underprivileged citizens in the community. Under Foundation sponsorship this year he attended Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville,TX, where he served as Section Leader and Honor Code Investigator.
Captain Patrick M. Klokow Memorial Honor Scholar
The Captain Patrick M. Klokow Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Klokow’s family and many friends, is Jacob T. Ramos, a graduate of Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, RI. Jacob lettered all four years in varsity baseball and football. He was captain of the baseball team his junior and senior years, received the MVP Award and was named to the AllState,All-Division,All-Academic and All-Star teams. He was selected as a member of the National Football Foundation Silver Dozen and Rhode Island Wendy’s High School Heisman honorees. He served on the Student Athlete Advisory Council, National Honor Society and Robotics Team and was a member of Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse from freshman to senior year. He received the RI Samsung American Legion Scholar award, RI Katie DeCubellis Memorial Award, the Edward Travers Award and the Amato Malafronte Memorial Outstanding Engineering Student Award. Jacob has umpired for the local little league since his sophomore year. Under Foundation sponsorship this year he attended The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA, where he was a member of the baseball team, robotics team and managed the hockey team.
The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy, Mrs. Arleigh A. Burke Memorial Scholar
The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy, Mrs. Arleigh A. Burke Memorial Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the Society of Sponsors, is Emily G. Root, a graduate of Providence Extension Program in Jacksonville, FL. Emily participated in varsity golf for four years, serving as captain her senior year. She earned a place on the All-First Coast Golf Team for three years and is nationally ranked in golf. Emily is a member of the National Chinese Honor Society and an active volunteer of The Players Championship Standard Bearer Program. She was also involved outside of school in community service. Under Foundation sponsorship this year she attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH, where she played on the boy’s varsity golf team and managed boy’s varsity ice hockey.
The Vice Admiral and Mrs. Edward H. Martin Honor Scholar
TheVice Admiral and Mrs. Edward H. Martin Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by the Martins’ friends, Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Rowe Jr., of Reading, PA, is Stephan M. Shatynski, a graduate of Servite High School in Anaheim, CA. He participated in lacrosse for four years, on both high school as well as club teams. Stephan was on the varsity lacrosse team for three years and a team captain his senior year. He also participated in Priory, Servite’s leadership program, for two years as an assistant prior. Stephan led a group of 15 boys in fraternity and leadership building activities throughout the school year. He also reached the rank of Eagle Scout. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, he attended Northwestern Prep School in Crestline, CA.
The Eugene T. McCarthy Jr., USMC, USNA Class of ’77 Memorial Honor Scholar
The Eugene T. McCarthy Jr., USMC, USNA Class of ’77 Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by McCarthy’s classmates, family and friends, is Samantha L. Stearns, a graduate of Severn School in Annapolis, MD. Samantha swam on the varsity swim team for four years. She was also a member of the varsity sailing team and varsity track and field team for two years. Samantha was named to the Headmaster’s List, the school’s highest academic honor, every year and was inducted into the National Honor Society in the fall of her junior year. She was also a peer counselor, a student ambassador and a group leader in her school’s annual Freedom from Chemical Dependency program. Samantha is CPR-certified and worked as a lifeguard for two summers. She also volunteered at 17
Anne Arundel Medical Center and theWalk the Walk Foundation, a local organization providing school supplies and Christmas gifts for the underserved local community. Under Foundation sponsorship this year she attended Northwestern Prep School in the fall and Westmont College in California for second semester.
USS THRESHER & USS PERMIT Scholar
USS THRESHER & USS PERMIT Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by David Parkinson, is Allison M. Taylor. A graduate from Madison Lake, MN, Allison attended East High School and was involved in many sports and activities throughout her high school career. In volleyball, she was a five-time varsity letter winner; team captain during the 2014 and 2015 seasons; team MVP in 2012, 2013 and 2014; All-Conference Honorable Mention recipient in 2011 and 2012; AllConference recipient in 2013, 2014 and 2015; and an Academic All-State recipient in 2015. She was recognized by Breakdown magazine as a Top 75 Junior, a Super 100 Senior and a 2AAA All-Section honoree.Allison was also a three-time varsity letter winner in basketball and softball. Other activities Allison was involved in include Project for Teens, Link Crew, National Honor Society, Student Council and Key Club. Allison received the following academic honors: Big 9 conference Scholar Athlete Honor Roll, Academic Honor Roll, Advanced Placement Scholar Award, Spotlight on Scholarship and Kiwanis Student of the Month. Outside of school,Allison worked as a seasonal volleyball official and at Keystone Senior Living as a server. Allison also volunteered as a Sunday school teacher, a coach for basketball and volleyball camps and a science fair judge. Under Foundation sponsorship this year she attended Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX, where she was a mentor at Nimitz Elementary School.
The Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw Honor Scholar
The Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created to recognize Admiral Straw’s many years of outstanding service to the Naval Academy and to his country, is Hunter C.White, a graduate of Point Pleasant High School in West Virginia. Hunter graduated with honors and served as junior class president, youth government chaplain and on the student council. He earned four varsity letters for both cross country and wrestling and two varsity letters in track. Hunter served as captain for all three sports. Over his high school career, Hunter holds the school cross country record, received the “Leadership Award” twice in wrestling and was also named “Most Dedicated.” Hunter has more than 150 career wins in wrestling, was a three-time state qualifier, two-time AAA Region IV Champion, AAA Region IV RunnerUp, two-time All-State and two-time Academic All-State. His senior 18
year, he was named “Most Outstanding Wrestler” of AAA Region IV. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, Hunter attended The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA.
The Class of 1947 Honor Scholar
The Class of 1947 Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by Robert H. McKinney ’47, is Joseph B. Wiedemann from Bethesda, MD. Joe graduated with honors from Walt Whitman High School. He was student body vice president, captain of Drumline, drum major and the key coordinator for several philanthropic events. Joe lettered in volleyball and water polo and was awarded the Chichester Award for sportsmanship. He began working at a local bagel shop at 14 and became a manager at 17. Joe has been an active member in Scouting, served as senior patrol leader and earned the Eagle Scout rank. He was a member of the All-County jazz band and had a private jazz combo that placed second and first at the 2015 and 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. Under Foundation scholarship this year, Joe attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH, and was an active member of the green team, a peer tutor and lettered in swimming and track.
The Justine and Commander Raymond Welch, USN, Class of 1941 Memorial Honor Scholar
The Justine and Commander Raymond Welch, USN, Class of 1941 Memorial Honor Scholar, recipient of a scholarship created by John K. Welch ’72, Raymond Welch Jr. ’65 and their brothers and sisters to honor their mother and father, is Kira M. Willard from Annapolis, MD. Kira attended Archbishop Spalding High School and participated in soccer, basketball, Jeet Kune Do and military readiness training with a group called Heroes of Tomorrow. She also sang in the Naval Academy Protestant Chapel Chorale and was a member of the National Honor Society. This year Kira attended Marion Military Institute in Marion,AL, and participated in the scuba diving team and was a member of the Swamp Foxes. She received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Principal’s Honors and the West Point Society of Annapolis Leadership Award.
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