2016 Scholarship Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Huebner Scholarship awards. Each award is for a total of $10,000 - $2,500 each year over a four-year period. There were 49 applicants and the winners are:

· Benjamin Agay of St. Joseph, MI, grandson of David Agay who served with A/1ENG from 1954-1958. Ben will be attending Western Michigan University majoring in Engineering. Ben is an Eagle Scout and his interests are football and track.

· Katherine Bolen of Fort Riley, KS daughter of Thomas Bolen now serving with Divarty. Katherine will be either attending Kansas State University or Clemson University where she will be majoring in Athletic Training. Katherine’s interests are animals, sports, and music.

· Stephen Kuster of Yorktown, VA, son of Edwin Kuster, Jr. who served with B&E/HHC/4/16BN from 1985-1987. Stephen will be attending the University of Virginia where he will be majoring in Foreign Affairs. Stephen is an Eagle Scout and his interests are in working in his community, church, and he also enjoys swimming.

· Kristina McCane of Brookville, FL, granddaughter of Dennis Valdner who served with ¼ CAV from 1968-1969. Kristina will be attending either Baylor University or the University of Florida where she will major in Pre-Med. Kristina’s interests are art, dance, and weight lifting.

· Aileen Walsh of Philadelphia, PA, granddaughter of Wallace Chapla, who served with the 18th Infantry from 1944-1946. Aileen will attend the University of Pennsylvania where she will major in English. Aileen interests are art, reading, writing, and dance.

We also awarded a Pelletier Scholarship, which was funded by a very generous bequest from the estate of Dale R. Pelletier who served with the 26th Infantry Regiment in Vietnam. This recipient was selected from the applicants for the Huebner Scholarship and is given to a student who demonstrates courage in overcoming obstacles and who shows substantial improvement over a period of time. The recipient is:

· James Carter of Burke, VA grandson of Alan Young who served with A/2/63 and HHC/2 from 1978-1980. James will be attending Radford University where he will be majoring in Computer Science. James interests are computer programming, chess, community service, and working with children.

We congratulate all of these outstanding students on their academic achievements and we wish them much success in the years ahead.