|2014 graduate receives appointment to U.S. Naval Academy|
|Tuesday, January 12, 2016|
Donovan Yard, Class of 2014 - Yard received an appointment from the Secretary of the Navy to attend the United States Naval Academy. He will begin attending this summer.
Yard enlisted in the Navy in November 2014 and completed boot camp on New Year's Eve of that year. He then began training as a Nuclear Machinist Mate. In April 2015, he completed Nuclear Field "A" School and received an award for personal excellence. He was also promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class. In October, he completed the Advanced Nuclear Power Course with Distinction. Both schools were located in Goose Creek, South Carolina. He is currently in Ballston Spa, New York, where he started Prototype training, but has now been put on hold awaiting transfer to Annapolis in June.