The Caladesi Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented awards to Dunedin Academy students last month. There were 31 state wins, nine of these being first place awards in the Junior American Citizens Contest, in which short stories, poems, posters, stamps, photographic essays and banners could be entered. The first-place winners were: Taylor Jean Stock, Caitlyn Burshett, Dale Porter, Derryl Talton II, Maura Rivera-Ross, Daniel Coreano, Kailey Whitacre, Matthew Parker and Mrs. Sherman’s Class for their banner.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew C.J. Brown graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Goose Creek, S.C.
Nuclear Power School is a six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.
Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an Electronics Technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine.
Brown is the son of Douglas Brown of Boyd, Texas, and grandson of Rhea Brown of Palm Harbor. He is a 2011 graduate of Boyd High School.