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Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund - 2019 Recipients
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Jeffrey Burdette–$5,000–Air Force

Jeffrey Burdette 2019 Recipient

Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, VA
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – Microbiology
Activities, interests, honors:
Track and Field (Varsity), Certified EMT-B, Eagle Scout, National Honors Society


Joelle Canto Adams –$5,000 – Marine Corps

Joelle Canto Adams 2019 Recipient

Windsor High School, Windsor, CA
University of California: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA – Marine Biology
Activities, interests, honors:
California Scholarship Federation, National AP Honors Scholar, Badminton (Captain), Conservation Science Intern, Best Buddies Mentor


Marco Contreras – $5,000 – Marine Corps

Marco Contreras 2019 Recipient

Herscher High School, Herscher, IL
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL – Biomedical Engineering
Activities, interests, honors:
Prairie-8 District Student Council (President), Herscher High School Student Council (President), National Honor Society, Class Officers (President), Math Team, Peer Tutoring, Football (Team Captain), Spanish Club, Academic Challenge Team, National Hispanic Scholar (2018-19), IASC Illinois State Scholar (2019-20)

Lozetta Davis – $5,000 – Coast Guard

Lozetta Davis 2019 Recipient

Edgewood High School, Ellettsville, IN
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL – Biology
Activities, interests, honors:
Color Guard, National Honor Society, Piano


Brooke Freeman – $5,000 – Air Force

Brooke Freeman 2019 Recipient

Brewer High School, Brewer, ME
University of Maine at Orono, Orono, ME – Chemical Engineering
Activities, interests, honors:
Cross Country (Varsity), Church Youth Group (President), Youth Leadership Committee, French Club (Secretary), Honor Student, Junior Optimist International, Church Youth Recognition Award Recipient, Love for Music


Kya Garibaldi – $5,000 – Coast Guard

Kya Garibaldi 2019 Recipient

Camden County High School, Kingsland, GA
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA – Marketing
Activities, interests, honors:
DECA, Connection’s Club, National Beta Club, National Honor Society (Vice President), Community Band, Love to play Clarinet and Alto Saxophone, Love to travel


Corban Hodge – $5,000 – Army

Corban Hodge 2019 Recipient

Hanalani Schools, Mililani, HI
United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO – Economics
Activities, interests, honors:
Student Body President, Track (Captain), Royal Merit Scholar for Hanalani Schools


Justin Murray – $5,000 – Navy

Justin Murray 2019 Recipient

Riverside High School, Leesburg, VA
U of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA – Information Technology
Activities, interests, honors:
National Honor Society, Coding Club, Academic Team, LUMC Youth Group


Olivia Snell – $5,000 – Army

Olivia Snell 2019 Recipient

Greenwich Junior-Senior High School, Greenwich, NY
City U of New York: Hunter College, New York, NY – Undecided
Activities, interests, honors:
National Honor Society (President), Indoor Track (State), Area All State Singer, Field Hockey (Varsity), Outdoor Track (Varsity), Drama Production (Lead), Math League


Michael Taylor – $5,000 – Navy

Michael Taylor 2019 Recipient

Riverside High School, Leesburg, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA – Business
Activities, interests, honors:
National Honor Society, DECA (Enterprise Officer), DECA/CDC Team


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