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    Rio Grande Valley Student receives $180K Scholarship from America’s Navy [Image 1 of 5]

    Rio Grande Valley Student receives $180K Scholarship from America’s Navy



    Photo by Burrell Parmer 

    Navy Recruiting Command

    EDINBURG, Texas – (May 13, 2021) Selena Castanon, of Chicago, a senior attending Edinburg North High School, was awarded the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship in the amount of $180,000 during a special presentation held at the school. Presenting the award was Cmdr. Dominique Jackson, of Monroe, La., deputy director, Navy Recruiting Command’s (NRC) Office of Outreach and Diversity. Castanon, who aspires to become an explosive ordnance disposal officer, will be attending Clark Atlanta University in the fall majoring in Chemistry. “Honestly, it feels like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I was so ecstatic to read the "Congratulations" in the subject line of the email I received,” said Castanon, who serves as a cadet lieutenant colonel and battalion commander of her school’s Army Junior ROTC program. “All the work I've put in the last four years truly paid off.” Special remarks were delivered by ret. Army Lt. Gen. Richard Sanchez, City Mayor Richard Molina, and Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Mario Salinas. The Navy offers several scholarship programs to help pay for school so a person can enjoy a normal college life and focus on their studies before starting a career in the Navy. Through these programs, a person will enter the Navy in a leadership position as a commissioned officer. Officers in the Navy have responsibilities that include anything from low-level management to the highest levels of command. For more information about the NROTC Scholarship program, visit Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) San Antonio’s area of responsibility includes two Talent Acquisition Onboarding Centers (TAOC) which manage more than 34 Navy Recruiting Stations and Navy Officer Recruiting Stations spread throughout 144,000 square miles of Central and South Texas territory. NRC consists of a command headquarters, three Navy Recruiting Regions, 26 NTAGs, and 64 AOCs that serve more than 1,000 recruiting stations around the world. Their mission is to attract the highest quality candidates to assure the ongoing success of America’s Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NTAG San Antonio Pubilc Affairs/Released)



    Date Taken: 05.13.2021
    Date Posted: 05.14.2021 09:26
    Photo ID: 6644526
    VIRIN: 210513-N-ND850-0001
    Resolution: 3200x2136
    Size: 1.63 MB
    Location: EDINBURG, TX, US 
    Hometown: CHICAGO, IL, US
    Hometown: EDINBURG, TX, US

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