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Local youth receives $100,000 scholarship

By Sgt. Pamela Shelley | | May 21, 2004

Recruiting Station Albany, N.Y. -- Austin T. Yagle, received the National Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship during the Shaker High School Awards ceremony recently. He is the son of Sgt. Maj. Andrew Yagle, sergeant major of Recruiting Station Albany, N.Y., and Mrs. Marie Yagle. The one hundred thousand dollar scholarship is only received by 75 students nationwide, and is awarded after each applicant endures a thorough evaluation in various areas.

Major Gen. Christopher Cortez, Marine Corps Recruiting Commanding General, believes the selection board is looking for a 'whole' person.

“The whole person concept consists of an evaluation of many factors.  Tangible qualifiers can include: grade point average, physical fitness test, mental test scores, moral qualification, college major, courses and course load, athletics, team sports, work experience; civic, community, and church involvement, demonstrated leadership ability and membership in such organizations as scouting.  Intangible qualifiers include: integrity; physical, mental, and moral courage; commitment, honor, and a genuine desire to devote oneself to the good of the Nation or the Corps, " said Cortez.

Austin will begin attending fall classes at Jacksonville University in Florida.

If you would like more information on the NROTC scholarship, please contact Capt Michael E. Dwyer at 518-266-6104.

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