Students Learn about the Navy as Commanding Officer for a Day

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Students Learn about the Navy as Commanding Officer for a Day

A dozen students, two from each school in Coronado, were treated to the "Commanding Officer for a Day" program at Naval Air Station North Island Thursday, October 23, 2014. Initiated in 2011 by then Regional School Liaison Shannon Milder and endorsed and approved by Rear Admiral French, Commander, Navy Region Southwest, the C.O. for a day program aims to "positively engage our local school districts, provide mentoring to local students, and allow local students to experience first-hand the unique lifestyle of the Navy."  

Each Coronado school, including Silver Strand Elementary, Christ Church Day School, Coronado Middle School, Coronado High School, Sacred Heart Parish School, and Village Elementary, chose two students to attend the program, one girl and one boy. The nomination process varies per school and this year the children ranged from fifth grade to a senior in high school.  

Silver Strand selected two 5th graders to participate, Wokie Lavachek and Tommy Dull pictured below with Capt. Chris Sund.

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