Liberty Battalion, the Navy JROTC Unit for Georgetown ISD, announced that four senior cadets were recently selected to receive four-year NROTC scholarships at select universities across the nation. These scholarships provide tuition, room and board, fees, books, uniforms and a monthly cash stipend to young men and women who aspire to become U.S. Navy Officers.
Cadet David Cueva (EVHS), currently the Executive Officer of Liberty Battalion and Commander of the Armed Drill Team, will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida where he plans to become an Aerospace Engineer. After graduation and commissioning into the Navy, David wants to attend flight school and become a Navy pilot.
Cadet Lilly Phillips (GHS), Command Master Chief of Liberty Battalion and senior member of the Armed Drill Team, will be attending Norwich University in Vermont where she plans to study Electrical Engineering. After graduation and commissioning, Lilly will attend Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, Rhode Island and become a shipboard officer.
Cadet Jessica Del Real (EVHS), Administrative Officer of Liberty Battalion and Commander of the Physical Training Team, will be attending Regent University in Virginia Beach to study Computer Science on a Navy Preparatory and NROTC Scholarship. She also plans to attend Surface Warfare Officers School and become a shipboard officer.
Cadet Riley Prater (EVHS), a senior member of the Liberty Battalion Academics Team, will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida to study Aerospace engineering. Following graduation and commissioning, Riley plans to attend flight school and become a Navy pilot.
“We are incredibly proud of these young men and women on their awards,” said Captain Craig Anthony. “The Navy’s investment in these cadets through this very competitive process is a testament to the academic quality of these students and their commitment to serving their country.”
The Navy awarded 1,300 officer scholarships this year with more than 23,000 students applying nationwide.
“It’s incredible that four of those scholarships ended up in the hands of GISD students,” Anthony said.
Each scholarship is worth up to $200,000.
These students were recognized on Wednesday, May 29 during a special luncheon in Georgetown.