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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 2022 pages 10-18
RADM Tom Lynch’ 64, USN (Ret.), presents Raese Simpson ’61, RADM Jim Flatley ’56, USN (Ret.), and RADM Virgil Hill ’61, USN (Ret.), Emeritus recognition during the 2017 fall meeting
’m very pleased to report that it’s been another outstanding year for the Naval Academy Foundation’s Athletic and Scholarship Programs! Since our 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 USNA 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 later in this newsletter. Athletic and Scholarship Programs and our 300 active Trustees and Emeriti are an integral part of Called to Serve, Daring to Lead, the Naval Academy Foundation’s $400 million comprehensive campaign. Specifically, our small group is focused on
the $70 million Physical Mission portion of the total campaign goal, thereby continuing our tradition of relevance and responsiveness to the Naval Academy. To preserve this tradition of support, an Athletic Excellence Fund was established. Athletic Excellence is now our primary fund-raising 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 and now Mike McNallen ’71, 27 USNA classes have included the Athletic Excellence Fund as part of their ongoing five-year class fundraising projects. Fellow Trustees are including Athletic Excellence in their estate plans as well. As you may know, I also chair the Physical Mission Pr inciple Gifts Committee to add more focus to this important challenge. It’s an all hands-ondeck effort! During the past year, we provided almost $3 million in Margin of Excellence support for recruiting, team and coaches’ travel, trophies, team equipment, radio
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. 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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broadcasting, athletic facilities and annual coaches/midshipman athletic awards.We are committed to continue this vital funding stream for our varsity, club and intramural programs. As a vibrant and growing organization, I’m proud to announce the following Trustees who were inducted at our fall and spring meetings: Douglas Bishop ’69 VADM David Buss ’78, USN (Ret.) Joseph P. Buss ’94 Maurice J. “Mo” Curran ’95 Brian T. Grana ’96 Eric Kettani ’09 VADM Michael H. Miller ’74, USN (Ret.) CAPT Mark O’Hare ’76 Anne-Marie Pick ’85 John T. Santo Salvo ’88 Helen Bloom Smith ’94 Shane Smith ’90 Wallace L.Tart ’77
New Athletic and Scholarship Programs Trustees inducted at 2018 Spring Trustee Meeting
The success of Navy’s athletic programs continues as well. Navy joined the American Athletic Conference (AAC) three years ago
for football and this past year, led by Quarterbacks Zach Abey and Malcolm Perry, finished with a 7-6 record, but ended on a high
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Trustee ADM Ed Giambastiani ’70, USN (Ret.), with MIDN Andrew Julius ’18
Commandant of Midshipmen CAPT Robert Chadwick ‘91, USN, and CAPT Ed Wallace ’72, USN (Ret.), with MIDN Mackenzie Orr ’18
Admiral Louis E. Denfeld Memorial Award The Admiral Louis E. Denfeld Memorial Award recognizes a Foundationsponsored member of the graduating class who has best displayed traits of leadership, demonstrated academic proficiency and has participated extensively in extra-curricular activities. This year’s recipient is Midshipman Andrew Julius from Minnetonka, MN, who majored in Mechanical Engineering. His service selection was Submarine (Nuclear).
H. McCoy Jones Award The H. McCoy Jones Award recognizes that Foundation-sponsored 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 year’s recipient is Midshipman Mackenzie Orr from Berwyn, PA, who majored in Operations Research. Her service selection was Supply Corps.
note by crushing University of Virginia in the Military Bowl, 49-7. 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 coaching staff stability is critical to the success of the program, and I’m very proud that our Foundation has played a key role there. Navy enjoys the longest average tenure and most stable football coaching staff of any in the nation. Much of the renovation work at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium was funded by our organization as well. Many of you have enjoyed the amenities of the Akerson Tower, which provides several open club areas, additional suites, recruiting venues, a new scoreboard and television facilities. Akerson Tower’s South Club area has been named in honor of our Foundation Trustees.
Our success in the Patriot League, where Navy competes in many of its varsity sports, has continued. We have won the prestigious President’s Cup as the most successful athletic program in the league six of the past seven years. In the annual Army-Navy series of all varsity sports Navy won 13, lost 9 and tied 2 in head-to-head N-Star competitions during the 2017-2018 academic and athletic year. Navy’s athletic program is strong and successful—thanks to your great support! At this year’s fall and spring Trustee meetings, we recognized two Navy coaches for their respective outstanding seasons.They were winter—Stephanie Pemper (Women’s Basketball) and spring—Cindy Timchal (Women’s Lacrosse). This recognition includes a monetary award and trophy. Congratulations to these two great coaches! Additionally, our Foundation has been a key part of the recent Navy Athletic Hall of Fame renovation in Lejeune Hall. This effort was led by Trustee Jeff Johnson ’79. The
athletic department headquartered in Ricketts Hall (soon to be called the Physical Mission Center) recently began a major renovation and expansion, primarily funded by Trustee Ron Terwilliger ’63. These projects greatly enhance our world-class athletic facilities and all are being done with private funding. We all can be very proud of this legacy of excellence; the Naval Academy and our midshipmen deserve nothing less. I thank each of you for your personal support by providing 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
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Trustee Tom Lukish ’59 with MIDN Zach Abey ‘19
Trustee CDR David Lillefloren ’92, USN (Ret.), with MIDN Chris High ‘18
Joe Bellino Trophy The Joe Bellino Trophy is presented annually to the varsity football player whose inspiring on-the-field performance made a significant impact on the team and contributed to its overall success during the season. This year’s recipient is Midshipman Zach Abey from Pasadena, MD, who is majoring in Political Science.
Napoleon McCallum Trophy The Napoleon McCallum Trophy is presented annually to the varsity football player of the graduating class who has gained the most all-purpose yards in his varsity playing career. This year’s recipient is Midshipman Chris High from Oklahoma City, OK, who majored in Economics. His service selection was USMC.
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his has been another outstanding year for our Athletic & Scholarship Program. I am privileged to work with so many wonderful families and candidates, our own Alumni Association and Foundation and the staff of the Naval Academy Admissions and Athletic departments. We held our spring and fall meetings with 250 active Trustees and their spouses in attendance.The focus at both events was our staying relevant to the Naval Academy and promoting the Athletic Excellence Fund and the prep school program.We need your help in our mission to support both important programs. The information provided here gives you an idea of the wonderful impact we’ve had over the past year. Athletic Support An important part of our mission is the monetary support we give to the Naval Academy and its Physical Mission for varsity, club and intramural sports programs. Much
of the renovation work at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium was funded by our organization. We are also committed to keeping the current football coaching staff intact. With Ken Niumatalolo as Navy’s head coach and an aggressive schedule in front of us as we start our third year in the American Athletic Conference, we have a great opportunity for another successful season and to win back the Commander-in-Chief ’s Trophy. Coaching staff stability is critical to the success of the program, and we are an important part of maintaining that. During the past year, we provided close to $2,500,000 in support of recruiting, team and coaches’ travel, trophies, equipment, radio broadcasting, athletic facilities and annual coaches and Midshipmen athletic awards. We are committed to providing almost $3.25 million during this upcoming year. In just the last several years, our unique organization has contributed more than $55
million to the Naval Academy, the preparatory school program and Navy athletics.We could not accomplish this without the generous contributions from our Trustees, parents and friends of the Naval Academy. Thank you again for your sincere commitment to this unique Foundation. Scholarship Program We completed another successful admissions cycle for the USNA Class of 2022 on 28 June. Of the 45 original Foundation sponsored prep school students, 41 (22 men and 19 women) earned their appointments for an outstanding 91 percent matriculation rate and became midshipmen on Induction Day. A few were delayed due to medical problems, but they checked in this summer after successful rehab during their prep school year. We lost one who voluntarily resigned early in the school year, another due to medical disqualification and two others for significant disciplinary problems.
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Commandant of Midshipmen CAPT Robert Chadwick ‘91, USN, and CAPT Ed Wallace ’72, USN (Ret.), with MIDN Logan Knowles ’18
Joe Duff/Max Bishop Baseball Trophy The Max Bishop /Joe Duff Trophy is presented annually to that Navy varsity baseball player from the graduating class who has contributed the most to the team’s success over his varsity playing career. This year’s recipient was Midshipman Logan Knowles from Port Orchard, WA, who majored in Quantitative Economics. His service selection was Navy Pilot.
Commandant of Midshipmen CAPT Robert Chadwick ‘91, USN; RADM Ed Kristensen ‘65, USN (Ret.), and his wife, Sam, with MIDN Benjamin Dunphy ’18
Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen Crew Trophy The Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen Crew Trophy is presented annually in memory of Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen ’95, USN, killed in action in Afghanistan, to the varsity heavyweight 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 is Midshipman Benjamin R. Dunphy from Piedmont, SC, who majored in Physics. His service selection was Submarine Warfare.
Plebe Summer has drawn to a close, so we wish the Class of 2022 the very best through the academic year. More than 90 percent of them graduate from USNA every year. The new prep school scholarships created are: • Major General Terry Murray, USMC (Ret.) Scholarship created by his wife Catherine. • Rear Admiral Douglas Volgenau, USN, Class of 1959 Memorial Scholarship established by Sara and Dr. Ernst Volgenau ’55. If you would like to establish a permanent USNA Foundation honor or memorial prep school scholarship, a donation of $50,000 is required, either in one lump sum or over several years. Contact our office if you are interested in establishing a permanent named scholarship or donating.
New Mexico Military students with CAPT Ed Wallace ’72, USN (Ret.), at pre-Induction Day reception
The day before Induction Day we hosted a wonderful “Welcome Aboard!” reception for more than 200 excited Foundation students and their families at the
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium “N-Star” dining room. Joining them were continued
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Coach Jim McNally with 2018 National Boxing Champs
Trustee LtCol Corky Gardner ’77, USMC (Ret.), with MIDN Jadaen Bernstein ‘18
1st Lieutenant Travis L. Manion Wrestling Trophy The 1st Lieutenant Travis L. Manion Wrestling Trophy is presented annually in memory of 1st Lieutenant Travis Manion ’04 killed in action in Iraq. It is presented to the Navy wrestler from the graduating class who displayed outstanding leadership and work habits throughout his career at the Naval Academy. The recipient was Midshipman Jadaen Bernstein from Glen Gardens, NJ, who majored in Quantative Economics. His service selection was USMC Pilot.
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 ’63, is presented each year to Club Boxing National Champions. There were three National Champions for 2018: Midshipman Jessica Velez from Chicago, IL, who majored in English. Her service selection was Navy NFO. Midshipman Sophie Lekas from Willowbrook, IL, majoring in Aerospace Engineering. Midshipman Kendell Louis from Miami, FL, majoring in Computer Science. 5
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the Superintendent VADM “Ted” Carter ’81, USN; the Commandant Captain Robert Chadwick ’91, USN; Alumni Association/ Foundation President/CEO Byron Marchant
’78 and our chairman RADM Tom Lynch ’64, USN (Ret.), with many of our trustees. Next year’s Foundation prep class is already formed, with forty-eight students
enrolled at fifteen affiliated prep schools for the 2018-2019 academic year. Their credentials are equally as impressive. Historically, 95 percent of our students become Midshipmen each year. Of that, more than 90 percent graduate in four years from USNA with a Bachelor of Science degree, the highest of any accession source to the Academy.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, please call our office at 410-295-4095 and go to www.usna.com/asp. Thank you for your outstanding support!
Captain Edward C.Wallace ’72, USN (Ret.) Executive Director
VADM Ted Carter ’81, USN, and his wife, Lynda, at the pre-Induction Day reception with Foundation students
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Trustee RADM Julius S. Caesar ’77, USNR (Ret.), with MIDN Malcolm Perry ‘20
Trustee Ron Klemick ’63 with MIDN D.J. Palmore ‘18
E.E. “Rip” Miller Varsity Football Award The recipient of the E.E. “Rip” Miller Award is presented to that member of the squad “who has contributed the most to the team,” selected by members of the varsity football team. This year’s recipient is Midshipman Malcolm Perry from Clarksville, TN, who is majoring in Economics.
Roger Staubach Trophy The Roger Staubach Trophy is presented annually to the varsity football player who demonstrated outstanding and consistent leadership and “Expect to Win” attitude in contributing to the team’s success during the season. This player embodied honor, courage and commitment on and off the playing field. This year’s recipient is Midshipman DJ Palmore from Bartlett, TN, who is majoring in Economics. His service selection was USMC Ground.
P R O G R A M S U P P O R T F O R AT H L E T I C S This year, our Foundation is providing $3.25 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—$480,000 (Academic year ’17–’18) 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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Trustee Howie Winfree ’61 with MIDN Shawn Anderson ‘18
Women’s soccer coaches with MIDN Meghan Hegarty’18 and her roommate
David Robinson Trophy The David Robinson Trophy is presented annually to the varsity basketball player of the graduating class who has contributed the most to the team’s success over his Navy playing career. This year’s recipient is Midshipman Shawn Anderson from New Castle, PA, who majored in Quantitive Economics. His service selection was Surface Warfare.
Cheryl Dolyniuk Trophy The Cheryl Dolyniuk Carlan Trophy is presented annually to the female midshipman of the graduating class who has excelled in athletics, leadership and academics. Recommendations are received from the Naval Academy Athletic Association and Commandant of Midshipmen. This year’s recipient is Midshipman Meghan Hegarty from Richmond, VA, who majored in Operations Research. Her service selection was U.S. Navy Dental Corps. 7
F O U N D AT I O N S P O N S O R E D U S N A â€™ 1 8 G R A D U AT E S Emani Alston Marion Military Institute, Surface Warfare
Bennett Lambert Marion Military Institute, USMC Ground
Hyojun Baek Wyoming Seminary, USMC Ground
Flor Landi Flores Wyoming Seminary, Surface Warfare
Jackson Baker Valley Forge Military Academy & College, USMC Ground
Joshua Looney Hargrave Military Academy, Surface Warfare
Betty Ballard Greystone Prep School at Schreiner University, Surface Warfare
Shon Maduka Kiski School, USMC Pilot
Joseph Barrett Mercersburg Academy, Surface Warfare
Logan McFann New Mexico Military Institute, Navy Pilot
Daniel Bittleston Northfield Mount Hermon School, Cryptologic Warfare
Jose Medina Marion Military Institute, Navy Pilot
Connor Brock Peddie School, Navy NFO
Kathleen Mills Mercersburg Academy, Surface Warfare
Joshua Calderon Greysone Prep School at Schreiner University, USMC Ground
Mackenzie Orr Western Reserve Academy, Supply Corps
Megan Cessna Greystone Prep School at Schreiner University, Crypotologic Warfare
Miguel Perez Kiski School, Surface Warfare
Desiree Dantes-Tayco Blair Academy, Navy Pilot
Francisco Perry New Mexico Military Institute, USMC Ground
Julie Dejnozka New Mexico Military Institute, Surface Warfare
Eric Polk New Mexico Military Institute, Surface Warfare
Angela Deniega New Mexico Military Institute, Navy NFO
Christina Roberts Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University, Civil Engineer Corps
Charles Eshenour Wyoming Seminary, USMC Ground
Alan Rogers Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner Universtiy, Surface Engineering Duty
Kyle Festa Kent School, Navy Pilot Dylon Grayson Marion Military Institute, Surface Warfare Joseph Jaime Mercersburg Academy, Special Warfare (SEAL) Andrew Julius Greystone Prep School at Schreiner University, Submarine Warfare WadeWatta Kamara Western Reserve Academy, Surface Warfare 8
Lunsford Schock Hill School, Surface Warfare Joseph Shavel Kent School, USMC Ground Garrett Southerland Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner Universtiy, Navy Pilot Annabel Tomes 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 2 Following are profiles of sponsored candidates who are members of the Naval Academy Class of 2022. 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 Major General Terrence P. Murray, USMC, Memorial Scholarship The Major General Terrence P. Murray, USMC, Memorial Scholarship, was created by his wife, Catherine Murray. This year’s recipient is Mark W. Amdahl, a graduate of Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, NM. Throughout high school, Mark participated in the Marine Corp JROTC program and was a member of the air rifle precision shooting team. In 2017, he led the rifle team to win the National JROTC National Air Rifle Championships. During his junior year, he was the 2016 National JROTC Individual Air Rifle Champion. Mark has competed in multiple USNA shooting events and earned a second-place finish in the junior division at the 2016 Winter Airgun Championship. He worked three years as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the City of Albuquerque. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM.
The Vice Admiral Rodney and Pam Rempt Honor Scholarship The Vice Admiral Rodney and Pam Rempt Honor Scholarship, was created by the Bob and Kathleen Verratti family to honor Bob’s classmate’s Naval Service and tour as Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy. This year’s recipient is Sidney R. Bailey, a graduate of Sprayberry High School in Marietta, GA. Sidney was born in Boston, MA, and was raised in Marietta. She was the executive officer and commanding officer of her school’s nationally-ranked NJROTC battalion, a member of the orchestra and captain of the lacrosse team. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, she attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH, where she excelled in the classroom and as a leader on campus.
The Virginia Jones McKie Memorial Scholarship The Virg inia Jones McKie Memor ial Scholarship, was established by her husband, Jay, and her loving family. This year’s recipient is Isabell J. Baltimore, a graduate of Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School in Arlington,VA. Isabell was a member of the varsity cross country, swim and track teams. She was team captain in cross country her senior year and was 10
selected as MVP for four consecutive years. She was named to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, All-Conference and Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Associated All-State teams and the Arlington Country All-Metro team. As team captain of the swim team, she was MVP her senior year and participated in the VISAA State Championship meet. She was also a competitive swimmer in the Potomac Valley Northern Virginia and Country Club Swimming and Diving Leagues. Isabell was captain of the track team her senior year and was selected the Most Outstanding Performer and named the WCAC All-Conference and VISAA AllState teams. She broke the school record in 400-meter and was the anchor leg of the team that broke the school record in the 4x100meter relay event. Outside of school, she volunteered as an assistant cross-country coach for a local elementary and middle school and was an assistant swim coach. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, she attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, where she was on the varsity cross country, swim and track teams.
The Class of 1955 Honor Scholarship The Class of 1955 Honor Scholarship, was created by the Class of 1955. This year’s recipient is Camryn O. Bevis. Camryn was a graduate of North County High School’s STEM Program in Glen Burnie, MD. She was a member of National Honor Society and Vice President her senior year. She was actively involved both inside and outside of school with community service. Camryn was captain of the varsity volleyball team for four years and named MVP in grades 10, 11 and 12. She served as a North County representative for the Anne Arundel County Student-Athlete Council during her senior year. After high school, she was awarded the USMC Distinguished Athlete Award. Camryn attended the Kent School in Kent, CT, under Foundation sponsorship this year, where she was a member of both the varsity cross country and crew teams.
The USS RALPH TALBOT (DD390) Memorial Scholarship The USS RALPH TALBOT (DD390) Memorial Scholarship, was created by the shipmates of the USS RALPH TALBOT to honor those shipmates who were killed in action while serving in the USS RALPH TALBOT during WWII. This year’s recipient is Daniel “Boone” Brothers from Snellville, GA, who
graduated with honors from Scholars Guild Academy. Boone earned academic and athletic letters all four years, receiving Most Valuable Player in the 9th and 10th grades. In ninth grade, he helped launch a swim team and earning a leadership award. He holds the school record in the 200 and 500 free style. He was the state champion in the 1,000 free style junior year, achieving a Junior National cut in the 500 free style. He served his community as a summer league swim coach for four years. Boone also worked with a homeless ministry and led small groups at church. He attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, under Foundation sponsorship.
The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy, Elizabeth S. Hooper Memor ial Scholarship, was created by the Society of Sponsors. This year’s recipient is Joseph Doherty from Braintree, MA, who graduated from The Roxbury Latin School, in West Roxbury, MA. He was a captain on the hockey team during his senior season and ended a very long playoff drought. He also played hockey for the Cape Cod Whalers during the fall of his sophomore, junior and senior years.The team won back-to-back state championships and took two trips to Nationals. In the spring seasons, Joe played baseball. Academically, he won awards for the National Latin and National Greek Exams. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Ave Atque Vale, a program that gives burial services to indigent people who were unclaimed after death. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, he attended Kent School in Kent, CT.
The Major Megan M. McClung, USMC (USNA, 1995) Memorial Scholarship The Major Megan M. McClung, USMC (USNA, 1995) Memorial Scholarship, was created by her parents, Drs. Michael and Re McClung. This year’s recipient is Gillian V. Eby, a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, MD. She played varsity soccer, basketball and lacrosse—her varsity soccer team went to the IAAM championships for three straight years—and was named to Nike Elite 120 in 2013 for lacrosse. She also played club soccer, AAU basketball and club lacrosse for TLC Red for six years. Gillian volunteered at Charm City Lacrosse and made lunches for My Sister’s Place in Baltimore, MD. During her summers, she worked at a local eatery and for an assisted living facility. Under Foundation sponsorship, Gillian attended Northfield Mount Hermon in Northfield, MA, where she played varsity lacrosse. She also worked in their athletic department setting up soccer and basketball games.
The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy, Mrs. Arleigh A. Burke Memorial Scholarship, was created by the Society of Sponsors. This year’s recipient is Clara A. Enninful from Jacksonville, FL, a proud daughter of two U.S. Navy Chiefs. Originally from Ghana, she started high school at DoDDS in Sigonella, Italy, and graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach,VA. Clara was a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the varsity track team. Due to her leadership, dedication and commitment to the success of her NJROTC units, she was awarded the Cavalier Medallion, the school’s highest award at graduation. Clara attended New Mexico Military Institute, in Roswell, NM, under Foundation sponsorship this year, where she coached the swim team, held positions in the chapel ministry and was named the Best New Cadet for the college section of “Kilo troop.”
The Coach Albert A. Cantello Scholar Athlete Scholarship The Coach Albert A. Cantello Scholar Athlete Scholarship, was established by Dan Busch (’77) and his wife, Mindy, in recognition of the hundreds of midshipmen he influenced while at the Naval Academy. This year’s recipient is Reed L. Harkleroad, a graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School in Indiana, PA. Throughout his four years, he received multiple varsity letters in football, wrestling and track and field. He was also a member of the Robotics Club, Future Business Leaders of America and an executive member in the Key Club. Reed also interned for his school’s Department of Technology during his senior year. He is an Eagle Scout, having served as Patrol Leader, Librarian, Historian, Den Chief and Order of the Arrow Representative, where he is a Brotherhood member. Reed attended The Hill School in Pottstown, PA, under Foundation sponsorship where he continued his track career. He plans to major in Engineering and become a Navy pilot.
The Thomas E. Teshara Honor Scholarship The Thomas E. Teshara Honor Scholarship, was created by his family and many friends. This year’s recipient is Hunter C. Hicks. Hunter grew up in a small town called Hanford in California’s Central Valley. He graduated from Hanford West High School where he swam, played water polo and soccer. The water polo team won the sectional championship and
placed first in league for the first time in school history when he was on the team. Hunter graduated with honors as a 4.0 student. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, where he made the Superintendent’s List and was a member of NMMI’s boxing club.
The Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw Honor Scholarship The Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw Honor Scholarship, was created to recognize his many years of outstanding service to the Naval Academy and his country. This year’s recipient is Brittany E. Holden-Rhodes from Placitas, NM, who graduated from Sandia Preparatory School. She was a member of the Student Government Association, the National Honor Society Treasurer, score keeper for volleyball and basketball and a yearbook staff member. She also was Team Captain of Varsity cross country, bowling, and track and field. She took second in the State Yearbook Writing Competition and was 2015 New Mexico Class 1-4A State Bowling Champion. She also worked at Home Goods and volunteered at Watermelon Mountain Ranch, Paws and Stripes and Placitas Recycling. She played French horn for eight years and studied Mandarin Chinese for five years. Brittany did karate, earned the title of Senpai, and achieved the level of brown belt. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, Brittany attended Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL, where she was a member of the Flying Tigers Flying Club.
The Society of Sponsors Honor Scholarship The Society of Sponsors Honor Scholarship, was created by the Trustees of the Naval Academy Foundation.This year’s recipient is Jorge A.C. Ilagan. Jorge was born in the Philippines but later moved to Norfolk,VA, at the age of eleven. She graduated as the salutatorian of her class at Matthew Fontaine Maury High School.Throughout her four years in high school, she was named the top student of Maury’s distinguished program of the Medical and Health Specialties, AP Scholar with Distinction, and Above and Beyond Community Service Awardee. She was president of the National Honor Society, participated in the Spanish National Honor Society and volunteered at local organizations such as For Kids, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and Operation Smile. For the fall semester, she attended Northwestern Preparatory School in Crestline, CA, under Foundation sponsorship. For the spring semester, she attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk,VA.
The USNA Class of 1960 Memorial Scholarship The USNA Class of 1960 Memor ial Scholarship, was created by the Class of 1960, honors the sacrifice and bravery of 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 recipient is Dalton P. Jackson from Chesapeake,VA, a graduate of Great Bridge High School. Dalton is the proud son of a mother who works with special needs children and a father who is a captain in the U.S. Navy. Dalton was a four-year varsity letterman for baseball where he was voted first team All-Conference his junior year. His senior year, Dalton was awarded first team All-Conference, Conference Player of theYear, First Team all Tidewater, First Team All-Region, Regional Player of the Year and First Team All-State, and finished second in the Voting for State Player of the Year. Under Foundation sponsorship, Dalton attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, as a Foundation sponsored student where he played baseball.
The Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Bowe Memorial Scholarship The Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Bowe Memorial Scholarship, was established by his wife, Virginia, in recognition of his outstanding service in the U.S. Navy and to our country. This year’s recipient is Jack B. Joyce IV from Leesburg,VA, a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. Jack received the Robert Wiatt Farrar Commitment to Athletics Award given to students who participate in twelve seasons of athletics.Throughout his four years at Episcopal, Jack earned eight varsity letters in soccer, lacrosse, wrestling and rock climbing. In his first year of wrestling, Jack was ranked seventh in the state of Virginia, was awarded Most Improved Wrestler by his teammates and was chosen to represent his school at Virginia Boys State. He was also a member of the Student Activities Council, Military Appreciation Club and the Outdoor Club. He was elected Senator and awarded the “Best Bill” award. As a part of the Senior Externship program at Episcopal, Jack interned in Senator John McCain’s office where he answered phones, wrote draft memos and letters for staffers and gave Capitol tours to VIPs and Arizona constituents. Outside of school, he volunteered at Goalkeeper Clinics in Alexandria,VA, and participated in local outreach activities.This year under Foundation sponsorship, he attended Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ, where he swam and played varsity lacrosse.
The Admiral Thomas B. Hayward Honor Scholarship The Admiral Thomas B. Hayward Honor Scholarship, created by the Hayward Family Foundation.This year’s recipient is James A. “Jimmy” Katson. Jimmy was born in Monterey, CA, but also lived in Italy, Texas and Virginia due to his mother’s military service. He graduated from McLean High in Virginia, where he was a member of the National Honor and History Honor Societies and received a varsity letter in soccer his senior year. His leadership roles include mentoring underclassmen, tutoring foreign students and serving as the school mascot. During the last three years, he volunteered at a retirement home, coached middle school basketball and served as a camp counselor for siblings of cancer patients. Under the USNA Foundation program this year, Jimmy attended The Hill School in Pottstown, PA, where he was on the school’s swim team.
The Coach Ed Peery Memorial Scholarship The Coach Ed Peery Memorial Scholarship, was created by fellow USNA wrestlers, classmates, friends and family. This year’s recipient is Jack C. King. Jack was born in Louisville, KY, but was raised in a small town just across the river in Indiana named Corydon. His father is a retired Army officer, now a postal worker, and his mother is a certified nursing assistant at a local nursing home. He attended South Harrison Community School Corporation schools for his entire academic career through high school. In high school, he participated in track, cross country and football. He also took rigorous academics like “dual credit” and Advanced Placement courses. Outside of school, he enjoys studying the bible, installing HVAC equipment, working on his truck and playing with his German Shepard. This year, Jack attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, under Foundation sponsorship.
The Class of 1964 Honor Scholarship The Class of 1964 Honor Scholarship, was created by the Class of 1964. This year’s recipient is Myles Knight who was raised in Northfield, IL, and graduated from New Trier High School. He rowed for eight seasons and earned two varsity letters. Myles earned third place in Boston’s Head of the Charles Regatta in 2016 in the Men’s Youth 8 and finished sixth in 2016 at Youth Nationals, the best finish ever for the men’s team. His senior year, he was elected to be President of Voices in Prevention Club, which was a club that would visit the New Trier school district
middle schools and teach them the dangers of substance abuse, and how to handle peer pressure. He attended Connecticut’s Salisbury School, where he competed on the Varsity Cross Country team in the fall and raced with the Varsity Rowing team in the spring.
The Captain Brandon Barrett Memorial Scholarship The Captain Brandon Barrett Memorial Scholarship, was created by his classmates, family and friends. This year’s recipient is Keenan P. Lawrence. Keenan was born in Encinitas, CA, and raised in Escondido, CA. He attended San Pasqual High School where he participated in football, wrestling and track. Keenan became team captain of all three and earned the highest wrestling GPA award his senior year. He was on the honor roll all four years. Keenan was elected vice president of his sophomore class and earned his Eagle Scout rank his junior year. He attended Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville,TX, this year under Foundation sponsorship where he was appointed the investigator of the Standards of Conduct Committee, earned a 3.6 GPA and volunteered at the local Tom Daniels Elementary School.
The Sgt. John H. Moreno, USMC Memorial Scholarship The Sgt. John H. Moreno, USMC Memorial Scholarship, was created by Ernest C. Moreno ’61 and his family to honor John who was killed in action during the Tet Offensive in Hue City, South Vietnam, March 1968.This year’s recipient is Connor F. Majarucon from Phoenix, AZ. Connor attended Greenway High School, graduating in the top 3 percent of his class with a 4.57 GPA. He was the Commanding Officer distinguished NJROTC unit, National Honors Society President and Varsity Basketball Captain. He led his NJROTC unit to first place at the state championship competition and received the Legion of Valor Bronze Star for leadership excellence. He was named Outstanding Young Man of the Year for the City of Phoenix and served more than 600 hours of community service over the course of four years. He was also selected as First Team Arizona Allstate Academic Team for basketball. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, this year under Foundation sponsorship where he participated in the drill team and flame guard. During Spring Matriculation, he was selected as a platoon leader for Spring Cadre. He was the Regimental Quarter Master NCO and was named Best New Cadet of his troop. His first semester, he was on the Superintendent’s list with a 4.0 GPA, was named English Student of the month in November and was invited to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. His goal is to graduate the Naval Academy in 2022 and be commissioned as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer. 13
The William Ernest Sisler Memorial Scholarship The William Er nest Sisler Memor ial Scholarship, was created by his fellow members of the Class of 1983.This year’s recipient is Jack McBride, who was born in Washington, DC, but grew up in Bradenton, FL. Jack began to play tennis in the third grade. His skills brought him to IMG Academy in Bradenton and at age 13 and the game took him to the international stage as he began to play in tournaments all around the world. He spent most of his time abroad playing in South America. When Jack is not playing tennis, you can find him reading Pat Conroy and listening to Johnny Cash. He attended the The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA, where he was undefeated on the tennis team.
The Captain N.F. “Red” Stein ’52, Honor Scholar The Captain N.F. “Red” Stein ’52, Honor Scholar, the recipient of a scholarship was created by his parents, Harry and Ruth Stein of New Kensington, PA.This year’s recipient is Matthew C. McGee from Port Charlotte, FL. Matthew graduated from Port Charlotte High School where he lettered in cheerleading for one year, football for two years and tennis and soccer for four years and played on the All-State Florida Soccer Team. He also spent time as an Algebra II tutor for his peers and built houses with Habitat for Humanity throughout his community. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Florida Boys State and Port Charlotte High School Senior Hall of Fame. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, Matthew attended Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville,TX.
The Commander William Earl Fannin, USN, (Ret.) The Commander William Earl Fannin, USN, (Ret.), Class of 1945 Memorial Scholarship, was created by his classmates. This year’s recipient is Thomas J. Menoni born in San Diego, CA. He graduated from Naples American High School in Naples, Italy. Throughout his four years in high school, he lettered in five different varsity sports: basketball, baseball, football, golf, and soccer. He was a member of class council his sophomore year as treasurer and senior year as the public relations officer. He worked as a camp counselor for third and fourth graders and bussed tables in a local restaurant.This year, under Foundation sponsorship, he attended Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ, and played varsity basketball and baseball. 14
The Anna and Paul M. Lukish Sr. Memorial Scholarship The Anna and Paul M. Lukish Sr. Memorial Scholarship, was created by Thomas J. Lukish Sr. ’59 and his brothers and sisters to honor their mother and father.This year’s recipient is David B. Miccoli, a graduate of The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT, where he was a member of the varsity water polo and golf teams. He was the captain of the water polo team his senior year and a captain of the golf team both his junior and senior years. David helped bring his water polo team to back-to-back playoff appearances his junior and senior year. He also led his golf team to a Founders League Championship his sophomore year and New England Championship both his sophomore and senior years. David was selected to be a resident assistant in the dorm during his junior and senior years. Under the Foundation Sponsorship, David attended Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL.
The Class of 1957 Scholar Athlete Scholarship The Class of 1957 Scholar Athlete Scholarship, was created by Mr. David L. Mitchell, a Foundation Trustee, on behalf of all his classmates.This year’s recipient is Max R. Oberman, a graduate of Waukee High School near Des Moines, IA. Max was active in athletics as well as the arts. He was a member of the cross country, swim and track teams. He participated in band, marching band and choir. Outside of school, he volunteered at his church, was an Eagle Scout and worked as a life guard at Valley View Aquatic Center in West Des Moines and barista at Caribou Coffee. Under Foundation scholarship at Marion Military Institute in Alabama, Max participated in Flight School with the Flying Tigers Program.
The Captain David S. Cooper, USN, Honor Scholarship The Captain David S. Cooper, USN, Honor Scholarship, was created by Captain David S. Cooper ’57. This year’s recipient is Mackenzie N. Pearson from Chandler,AZ, a graduate of Hamilton High School where she lettered in academics all four years with schedules full of AP and honor courses. Mackenzie played club softball and volunteered at various social, civic and health organizations throughout her community.With the SMART Program, she conducted cognitive research on Alzheimer’s patients to aid in the production of alternative treatment options. Additionally, at Project CURE, Mackenzie sorted and packed
medical supplies that were sent to developing countries suffering humanitarian crisis. Mackenzie founded and served as president for the Psychology Club and was a committee leader of Hamilton’s National Honor Society. As a member of Hamilton’s We the People team, they went to the national competition for the first time in the school’s history and placed 16th in the country. Under the Foundation sponsorship, Mackenzie attended Greystone Preparatory School in Kerrville,TX.
The Captain Timothy R. Hanley ’78 Honor Scholarship The Captain Timothy R. Hanley ’78 Honor Scholarship, was created by his mother, Mrs. Mary Ellen Hanley, a Foundation Trustee. This year’s recipient is Courtney M. Ponish from Hanover, MD. She graduated from North County High School in the STEM program. Through this program, Courtney discovered her love for science, and hopes to pursue this passion at the Naval Academy. Courtney was involved with many activities in her high school, including varsity swimming. She also participated in many extracurriculars, such as, her high school's math team and the National Thespian, Art and Honor Societies. With the help of the Foundation, she had the life-changing opportunity to travel to California and attend Northwestern Preparatory for the fall semester. She traveled back home to attend the University of Maryland Baltimore County in the spring.
The Captain Peter V.R. Schoeffel ’54, USN (Ret.), Honor Scholarship The Captain Peter V.R. Schoeffel ’54, USN (Ret.), Honor Scholarship, was created by Anthony R. Correnti ’54.This year’s recipient is Cameron Porter from Sacramento, CA. While attending school, he was part of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and used that opportunity to prepare himself for college success. He participated in the local annual holiday event that delivers toys and games to children in need to give back to his community. Cameron played soccer for the past nine years and was a referee for the Elk Grove Youth Soccer League, which allowed him to frequently be on the field so he could assist other kids and share his love of the game. This year under Foundation sponsorship, he attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, where he excelled on the soccer team.
USS THRESHER and USS PERMIT Scholarship USS T HRESHER and USS P ERMIT Scholarship, was created by David Parkinson ’60. This year’s recipient is Thomas Prim from Gladwyne, PA. Thomas is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School where he was an active member of the squash team and was co-captain his senior year. He was a member of the Forensics Debate Club competing in local and national tournaments. He was also a member of Model U.N., a club that participated in conferences on international relations. In 2016, he went to China for a month-long cultural and language immersion trip. Outside of school, Tom worked as a lifeguard at a local country club. This year, he attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, under Foundation sponsorship.
The Dr. Eugene O.S. Stevenson USNA ’54 Memorial Scholarship The Dr. Eugene O.S. Stevenson USNA ’54 Memorial Scholarship, was created by his family, classmates and many friends.This year’s recipient is Megan V. Quispe, a graduate of Croatan High School in Newport, NC. She was on the varsity cross country, varsity indoor track and varsity soccer team for three years and varsity swimming all four years. She was captain of the cross country and swim team her senior year.Throughout her high school career, she was awarded with academic achievement awards, scholar athlete awards and the best all-around athlete award in swimming. She was involved in Interact and Key Club, both focused on volunteering in the community. Outside of school, she volunteered as a religious educator in her church and as a coach for a girls’ soccer team. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, Megan attended Northwestern Preparatory School in Crestline, CA, in the fall and attended Coastal Carolina College in Jacksonville, NC, in the spring.
The Robert and Kathleen Verratti Honor Scholarship The Robert and Kathleen Verratti Honor Scholarship, was established by the Verratti Family. This year’s recipient is Joseph F. Raab from Westville, NJ. Joe graduated from the Engineering Academy at Gloucester County Institute of Technology where he was vicepresident of the National Honor Society and vice-president of the National Technical Honor Society. He was also on the SkillsUSA Community ServiceTeam and the SkillsUSA Promotional Committee. His sophomore year, he received a varsity letter for swimming. He rowed for South Jersey Rowing Club, competing year15
round for five years, and volunteered as an assistant coach for the club’s summer Learn to Row program.This year, while attending Salisbury School in Salisbury, CT, under Foundation sponsorship, he was on the rowing, cross country strength and conditioning teams, and was a member of the Habitat for Humanity club. He would like to serve this great country as a Nuclear Submarine Officer.
The Coach Wayne Hardin Memorial Scholarship The Coach Wayne Hardin Memor ial Scholarship, was created by Hardin’s many friends and those Navy football players whose lives he so deeply touched. This year’s recipient is Brendan T. Reynolds from Wallingford, CT. Brendan is a graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, MA. He played varsity hockey for five years, was team captain and received a leadership and dedication award during his junior and senior years. In addition to hockey, Brendan rowed varsity crew for two years and received the Most Improved Rower award his junior year. Outside of athletics, he was a part of the Tabor Academy Cadet Corps, the Investment and Yearbook clubs, was active in Student Government and held roles in various lower classman mentoring programs. During his senior year, he participated in a one act play. He achieved community service hours at the local fire house, church, and at community events. Brendan also participated in the PanMass Challenge fundraiser by riding more than 200 miles on a bicycle over two days across Massachusetts raising money for cancer research for the Jimmy Fund / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Under Foundation sponsorship this year, Brendan attended Salisbury School in Salisbury, CT, where he played varsity hockey and attained high academic honors.
The George L. Castera Class of 1923 Memorial Scholarship The George L. Castera Class of 1923 Memorial Scholarship, was created by the Trustees of the Foundation. This year’s recipient is Christian E. Roberts from Dallas, PA, a graduate from Dallas High School. In high school, he played wide receiver and cornerback on the football team, being a co-captain his junior year. He was also co-captain of the track team during his junior year and captain his senior year. He specialized in the 400m, qualified to go to states his senior year, was named an All-Star at the end of that year and accumulated seven district medals over three years. He was involved in Key club, Peer Helpers and Military Interest Club. He volunteered at the CEO helping distribute meals throughout the year. He attended Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA, where he played football and was on the mock trial team. 16
The Justine and Commander Raymond Welch, USN, Class of 1941 Memorial Scholarship The Justine and Commander Raymond Welch, USN, Class of 1941 Memorial Scholarship, was created by John K.Welch ’72, Raymond Welch Jr. ’65 and his brothers and sisters to honor their mother and father.This year’s recipient is Adrian A. Schalk from Corvallis, OR. Adrian completed his International Baccalaureate program overseas and graduated from School of the Arts (SOTA), in Singapore. Along with other IB subjects, Adrian studied music, both theory and performance, specializing in playing the cello, and performed with professional and leading musicians in classical and contemporary repertoires. He organized a community service expedition to the Philippines to support rebuilding efforts after Typhoon Haiyan and an expedition to Sumatra, Indonesia to assist NGOs in rainforest restoration. He served as captain of the school rock climbing team and participated in fencing tournaments. Notably, he was second runner up in Ace of Coders National Coding Competition sponsored by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Following graduation, he completed an internship with Rolls-Royce at NTU Corporate Laboratory in Singapore. Prior to returning home, Adrian lived in Shanghai to complete a six-month immersion program in Mandarin Chinese at Fudan University. Under Foundation sponsorship,Adrian attended Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX, where he was an academic coordinator.
The Captain Patrick M. Klokow Memorial Honor Scholarship The Captain Patrick M. Klokow Memorial Honor Scholarship, was created by his family and many friends. This year’s recipient is Trent J. Topping who was bor n in Wildomar, CA, and raised in Menifee, CA, until high school when his family moved to Temecula, CA, and graduated from Great Oak High School. Outside of school, he was a volunteer in Challenger Baseball, a program designed for special needs children who are taught how to play baseball.Trent was also a youth baseball coach for Temecula Pony. Most of his free time in high school was spent on the baseball field. He was on the varsity baseball team his junior and senior years. Some awards he received playing at Great Oak include: Teamwork Award, Coaches Award, Integrity Award, Pitcher of the Year award and 2nd Team All-league. He was team captain his senior year.This year under Foundation sponsorship, he attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, where he played baseball.
The Louis William Alter Memorial Scholarship The Louis William Alter Memor ial Scholarship, was created by his son L.William Alter Jr., a Foundation Trustee. This year’s recipient is Jade A.Torres, a graduate of The Calverton School in Huntingtown, MD. Jade earned a combined nine varsity letters in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. She was captain of her basketball and lacrosse teams her junior and senior year. She won two lacrosse league championships and led her basketball team to two league championship appearances. Jade was named to the Capital Area Lacrosse League First Team from 2015 to 2017, named to the All Calvert County Lacrosse First Team in 2016 and 2017 and was named the Capital Area Lacrosse League Most Valuable Player in 2016. Jade also received recognition as an all-league basketball player in the Metro Independent School Athletic League in 2016.Throughout high school, Jade was a High Academic Honor Roll and Honor Roll student and a member of the National Honor Society. She was elected as a senior class officer and was a student government representative during her sophomore and junior years. In her junior and senior year, she was selected by The Calverton School faculty to be part of the school’s Honor Council Board. Outside of school, Jade volunteered as a coach and mentor with the local Special Olympics and served as a coach and mentor for youth lacrosse clinics and camps throughout Maryland.This year under Foundation sponsorship, Jade attended The Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ, where she played varsity basketball and lacrosse. She was named to the New Jersey Mid-Atlantic Prep League lacrosse team and name to the New Jersey Prep All-State lacrosse team. Jade would like to serve her nation as a Naval Cyber Operations Officer.
The Eugene T. McCarthy, USMC, USNA Class of ’77 Memorial Scholarship The Eugene T. McCarthy, USMC, USNA Class of ’77 Memorial Scholarship, was created by his fellow classmates, family and friends. This year’s recipient is Connor Vaughn, a fourth generation Navy Brat. He was born in Japan, raised in California, Virginia, Cambodia and Egypt. He graduated from the International School of Phnom Penh in May 2016 with an International Baccalaureate diploma and a student leadership award. He was Student Council President, and treasurer and captain of the rugby team. Outside of school, he volunteered for several NGOs and became an Eagle Scout in the Lone Scout program. He has spent the past four summers working at the US Embassies in Phnom Penh and Cairo. He had the opportunity to see the world traveling around Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa. During his Foundation year at
The Kiski School in Pennsylvania, he joined the comedy club and played lacrosse in the spring.
The Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller Honor Scholarship The Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller Honor Scholarship, was created by the Foundation Trustees. This year’s recipient is Brandon Volontiya, who graduated from Annapolis High School where he served as a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government Association. Brandon was a member of the varsity football team, which won Maryland’s 4A East Regional Championship. He also lettered in varsity track and field and qualified for regionals. Within the community, Brandon was recognized for his service as he supported the Naval Academy Class of 1958, participated in Kingdom Celebration Center’s (church) community service and other volunteer work in Anne Arundel County. This year under Foundation sponsorship, he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He hopes to continue his commitment to service at the Naval Academy making his family, friends and country proud.
The Commander Michael B. Clark, USNR (USNA 1969) Memorial Scholarship The Commander Michael B. Clark, USNR (USNA 1969) Memorial Scholarship, was created by his wife, Lisa, his football teammates and classmates.This year’s recipient is Madeline K. Wood from Dallas, TX. Madeline graduated from Ursuline Academy of Dallas. She started her rowing career as a novice and later became a three-year varsity rower. In addition, she was an Ursuline Ambassador and the sophomore and junior representative and president of the Support Our Troops Club. Outside of school, she served her Dallas community through National Charity League and volunteered an additional 200+ hours of service to the Ronald McDonald House of Daents at a local elementary school where she organized a book drive and volunteered with the National Charity League. Meredith attended the Kent School in Connecticut where she was awarded the Coach’s Award for varsity cross country and was a member of the varsity swim team.
The Class of 1947 Honor Scholarship The Class of 1947 Honor Scholarship, was created by Robert H. McKinney ’47. This year’s recipient is Meredith A. Wood from Dallas,TX. Meredith graduated from Ursuline Academy of Dallas where she rowed varsity crew for three years. She was an Ursuline Ambassador, and started a partnership with the One Love Foundation. In addition to volunteering regularly at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, she held a position on the RMHD Teen Team Leadership Board. She has also served as a tutor for students at a local elementary school where she organized a book drive and volunteered with the National Charity League. Meredith attended the Kent School in Connecticut where she was awarded the Coach’s Award for varsity cross country and was a member of the varsity swim team.
The Class of 1949 Honor Scholarship The Class of 1949 Honor Scholarship, was created by the Class of 1949. This year’s recipient is Ryan D. York, a graduate of St. Paul’s School in Baltimore, MD, where he was an honor student and captain of the squash team. Ryan received multiple varsity letters and individual squash awards such as Outstanding Player of the Year three years in a row. He was an active leader at St Paul’s in their Peer Mentor, Peer Leadership and Peer Tutor positions. Outside of school, Ryan fulfilled many hours of community service at Squash Wise, a program founded to help underprivileged children in and out of the classroom. Under Foundation sponsorship, Ryan attended the Avon Old Farms School in Avon, CT, where he was an honor student and co-captained the varsity squash team.
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