Nease NJROTC hosts military signing day

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Nease NJROTC hosted its National Military Signing Day on April 30 for six graduating seniors receiving appointments to the United States service academies or full ROTC scholarships at public universities. 

Six cadets signed letters of intent during a formal ceremony held on campus and attended by family, teachers and classmates.

“This is Nease NJROTC,” said Capt. Scott LaRochelle, Nease’s senior naval science instructor. “This is what we do — produce future leaders for the United States of America.”

The six appointments/scholarships are as follows:

Troy Barber of Ponte Vedra received a full Air Force ROTC scholarship to attend Florida State University.

Peyton Gustafson of St. Augustine received a full Marine Corps ROTC scholarship to attend Savannah State University.

Konnor Matthews of Ponte Vedra received a full Navy ROTC scholarship to attend Jacksonville University.

Sinead Morgan of St. Johns received an appointment to attend the United States Military Academy.

Brandon Mum of St. Augustine received a full Army ROTC scholarship to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Erin Sass of Ponte Vedra received an appointment to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy Scholars program.

Nease is currently the top rated NJROTC program in Area-12 (northern Florida and the state of Georgia), and was the nation’s fifth ranked program in 2018.

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