9/11/ - c/LT Harold Hubbard has been awarded a ISR scholarship. He is pictured with his mom, sister and dad.
(September 11, 2012) Cadet Harold Hubbard has been selected for the Navy ISR Scholarship. The $180,000 scholarship to the college of Cadet Hubbard’s choice was presented by Commander John Skarin this morning. ISR stands for "Immediate Scholarship Reservation"--the same type of scholarship that Amanda Gallo received last year. Like Amanda, Cadet Hubbard was one of just five students in Riverhead's NJROTC area district, which includes Northern New Jersey, New York City, parts of Westchester and Long Island, to be chosen for this scholarship.
"I only have five scholarships I can grant on the spot," Commander John Skarin shared. "This is a big day for Riverhead because it's the second year in a row a Riverhead student has earned one. Your job now is to get into the college of your choice," Skarin told Cadet Hubbard."
Superintendent Nancy Carney thanked Lt/Col Peter McCarthy and the NJROTC for all they do in the Riverhead community. "We're very proud of the program and its service to the community," she said. "You make us look good."
"We get great support from the district and we really appreciate it," McCarthy replied.
"NJROTC students come out with more discipline and maturity and are prepared for college or careers," RHS Principal David Wicks added.
Over the summer, Cadet Hubbard attended the General Tommy Franks Four Star Leadership Academy for a week in Oklahoma City, OK. Students selected are fully funded by the Academy. Only 50 students nationwide are selected. They must submit a creative video as part of their application.
Cadet Hubbard also attended a week-long Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) seminar at Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach Florida, which was fully funded by the Navy.
Finally, Harry was chosen as the Boys State representative from RHS and spent a week in June at SUNY Morrisville. This event was sponsored by the Riverhead American Legion.
Cadet Hubbard plans to study aeronautical engineering in college and hopes to become a pilot. His top college choices (so far this year) are Boston University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. >See Newsday Article
CADETS EXCEL IN 2012 SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Cadet Harold Hubbard (Sr) attended a week long Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) seminar at Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach Florida which was fully funded by the Navy. He also attended Boys State for a week in June at SUNY Morrisville, which was sponsored by the Riverhead American Legion.
Cadet Leanne Weber (Sr) attended Girls State at SUNY Brockport for a week in June, sponsored by the Riverhead American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.
Cadet Lieutenant JG Alison Miller was selected to attend the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar for a week in June.
Cadets Rachel Blackmore (Jr)and James McEntee (Jr) graduated from the Area Four Leadership Academy and Sail Training program at the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island. They both earned the Silver Cord.
Cadets Harold Hubbard (Sr) and Nicholas Deschamps (Jr) attended the General Tommy Franks Four Star Leadership Academy for a week in Oklahoma City, Ok. Students selected are fully funded by the Academy. Only 50 students nationwide are selected. They must submit a creative video as part of the application.
Cadet Donald Visek (Jr) attended an Air Rifle Marksmanship Training Course in Seaford, Delaware.
LAST YEAR'S ROTC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS . . .