NNOA Tidewater Awards Scholarships to Hampton Roads High School Students

Story Number: NNS150424-11Release Date: 4/24/2015 2:29:00 PM
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From NNOA Tidewater Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Tidewater Chapter announced the names of three graduating high school students from Hampton Roads who will receive scholarships from the organization.

The students are recipients of the 2015 Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Scholarship, named for the first African-American to command a U.S. Navy warship, be promoted to flag rank and command an entire Navy fleet.

The honorees are

- Patrick T. Lobo, Grassfield High School - $2,500.00
- Jordan A. Hill, Great Bridge High School - $1,500.00
- Danyelle L. Honore, Churchland High School - $1,500.00

"We received a very strong group of more than 40 applicants this year," said Navy Cmdr. Eric W. Covington, the scholarship committee representative. "We congratulate our scholarship recipients, as well as, all of the applicants for their outstanding accomplishments."

The winners will receive their awards at the scholarship banquet, Saturday, May 9, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the HQ SACT Dining Facility, Naval Station Annex, Norfolk. Tickets are $35 per person.

Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao, Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, is the guest speaker for the banquet. This year's theme is "National Naval Officers Association: Celebrating Diversity and Empowering Future Leaders of The Sea Services and Our Nation."

Attire for the evening is Service Dress Whites for Navy, Dress Blue "A" or equivalent for Marines and semi-formal or formal for civilians.

RSVPs must be received no later than May 4. Acceptable methods of payment are cash, check or PayPal. Please make checks payable to "NNOA Tidewater Chapter." To RSVP, please contact event coordinators Lt. Cmdr. Terri Gabriel at Terri.L.Gabriel@navy.mil or 757-836-3290 or Lt. Julius Fears at Julius.Fears@navy.mil or 757-203-3156.

Each year, NNOA Tidewater awards three scholarships to qualified Hampton Roads students entering their freshman year of college. This year, the awards include one $2,500 and two $1,500 scholarships.

The mission of NNOA is to actively support the Sea Services - Marines Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard - in the development of a diverse officer and civilian leadership corps through recruitment, retention, and career development.

Find more information online at www.nnoatidewater.wordpress.com/.

For more news from Carrier Strike Group 4, visit www.navy.mil/local/csg4/.

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