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LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 13, 2018

Top ROTC Students Receive Chapter Scholarships

1st Lt. Rachele Szall, USAF, presided as master of ceremonies over the chapter's annual ROTC scholarship luncheon in April at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bedford, Massachusetts. This event recognized 21 of the most outstanding ROTC cadets and midshipmen from across the Northeast with $1,000 STEM scholarships. Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, USAF, deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C., delivered a motivational keynote address on the challenges of military service and leadership in today's ever-changing global environment. Col. Amanda Kato, USAF, chapter vice president, ROTC affairs, presented $21,000 in scholarships to the award recipients. Gen. Weinstein then joined Col. Kato in presenting the Gen. Bernard Schriever Award to Midshipman Gabrielle Person of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The award carries an additional $1,000 scholarship and is given annually to the most outstanding cadet or midshipman among all recipients. At the event's conclusion, Chapter President Pat Dagle joined Col. Kato in thanking Gen. Weinstein and presenting him with a token of appreciation. Lt. Szall adjourned the festivities by thanking luncheon sponsors and the numerous chapter volunteers who helped with the event. The ROTC award winners included Cadet Kathleen Ambrose, University of Vermont, Army ROTC; Cadet Samuel Ashton, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Air Force ROTC; Cadet Joseph Crotty, University of New Hampshire, Army ROTC; Midshipman Alex Denis, Maine Maritime Academy, Navy ROTC; Midshipman Andersen Derosier, College of the Holy Cross, Naval ROTC; Cadet Ryan Hoffman, Boston University, Army ROTC; Cadet Matthew Hutchinson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Air Force ROTC; Cadet John Langer, University of New Hampshire, Air Force ROTC; Cadet Eva Lisowski, MIT, Army ROTC; Midshipman Gabrielle Person, MIT, Navy ROTC; Cadet David Rakvica, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Army ROTC; Cadet Anthony Reed, Norwich University, Air Force ROTC; Cadet Henry Sacco, Northeastern University, Army ROTC; Cadet Benjamin Seitz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Army ROTC; Cadet Heather Thompson, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Air Force ROTC; Midshipman Marko Pilepich, Boston University, Naval ROTC; Cadet Andrew Ciccarino, Norwich University, Army ROTC; Cadet Nicole Duegaw, Boston University, Air Force ROTC; Cadet Jean Furter, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Air Force ROTC; Midshipman Caryn Ojemann, Norwich University, Naval ROTC; and Cadet Elizabeth Quinn, University of Maine, Army ROTC.

Event Photographs:

Keynote speaker Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, USAF, deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. (c), joins the chapter's STEM scholarship recipients in April for a group photo at the annual ROTC awards luncheon.
Keynote speaker Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, USAF, deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. (c), joins the chapter's STEM scholarship recipients in April for a group photo at the annual ROTC awards luncheon.
Gen. Weinstein congratulates Massachusetts Institute of Technology Midshipman Gabrielle Person in April on receiving the Gen. Bernard Schriever Award. The award is presented annually to the top midshipman or cadet in the Northeast.
Gen. Weinstein congratulates Massachusetts Institute of Technology Midshipman Gabrielle Person in April on receiving the Gen. Bernard Schriever Award. The award is presented annually to the top midshipman or cadet in the Northeast.
Gen. Weinstein (l) accepts a token of appreciation for giving the keynote address at the chapter's annual ROTC awards luncheon in April from Chapter President Pat Dagle (c) and Col. Amanda Kato, chapter vice president, ROTC affairs.
Gen. Weinstein (l) accepts a token of appreciation for giving the keynote address at the chapter's annual ROTC awards luncheon in April from Chapter President Pat Dagle (c) and Col. Amanda Kato, chapter vice president, ROTC affairs.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Pauline Froebel
781-820-4467

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