Outstanding Students Singled Out By Navy League

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Shown, from left to right, are NLUS Chattanooga Council President Dan Saieed of Signal Mountain, NLUS Chattanooga Division League Cadet Three Dillon Mullins of Ooltewah, NJROTC Cadet Lieutenant Commander Ashley Webb of Chattanooga, NLUS Chattanooga Division Sea Cadet Petty Officer First Class Alex Abercrombie of Cleveland, NLUS Signal Mountain Division Sea Cadet Seaman Olga Honcharova of Signal Mountain, NLUS Signal Mountain Division League Cadet Two Christopher Olstynski of Signal Mountain and Commander Patrick Neel, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer of Naval Operational Support Command in Chattanooga.
Shown, from left to right, are NLUS Chattanooga Council President Dan Saieed of Signal Mountain, NLUS Chattanooga Division League Cadet Three Dillon Mullins of Ooltewah, NJROTC Cadet Lieutenant Commander Ashley Webb of Chattanooga, NLUS Chattanooga Division Sea Cadet Petty Officer First Class Alex Abercrombie of Cleveland, NLUS Signal Mountain Division Sea Cadet Seaman Olga Honcharova of Signal Mountain, NLUS Signal Mountain Division League Cadet Two Christopher Olstynski of Signal Mountain and Commander Patrick Neel, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer of Naval Operational Support Command in Chattanooga.
Five local students were recognized for outstanding achievement during the Navy League John J. Spittler Greater Chattanooga Council dinner Tuesday, at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown. 

Council President Dan Saieed presented the military-style, Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal to NJROTC (Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) Cadet Lieutenant Commander Ashley Webb of Chattanooga, a sophomore at Howard School; NLUS (Navy League of the United States) Signal Mountain Division Sea Cadet Seaman Olga Honcharova of Signal Mountain, a senior at Signal Mountain Middle High School; NLUS Chattanooga Division Sea Cadet Petty Officer First Class Alex Abercrombie of Cleveland, a junior at Cleveland Christian School; NLUS Signal Mountain Division League Cadet Two Christopher Olstynski of Signal Mountain, a seventh grader at Signal Mountain Middle High School, and NLUS Chattanooga Division League Cadet Three Dillon Mullins of Ooltewah, a sixth grader at Hunter Middle School. 

The Greater Chattanooga Navy League Council which sponsors Howard School NJROTC and the two local Sea Cadet divisions awards the medal annually to youths who have shown exemplary performance. 

Also during the evening, Larry Trabucco and Tim Dempsey presented details on their VetForce1 initiative.  Through the local, non profit organization they co-founded in 2012, Trabucco and Dempsey link area employers with qualified military veterans seeking employment.  More details are available by calling Trabucco at 645-8424. 

For more information about Navy League programs call Patty Parks at 326-0839.

Howard School NJROTC (Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) students Petty Officer Second Class Shatori Redding, freshman; Ensign Alyssia Coleman, sophomore; Lieutenant Alejandra Gaspar, sophomore, and Chief Petty Officer Lucas Gross, sophomore.
Howard School NJROTC (Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) students Petty Officer Second Class Shatori Redding, freshman; Ensign Alyssia Coleman, sophomore; Lieutenant Alejandra Gaspar, sophomore, and Chief Petty Officer Lucas Gross, sophomore.

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