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Cummins completes basic

Navy Seaman Apprentice William M. Cummins, son of Russell S. Morse of Frankfort, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Cummins completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor in todays U.S. Navy.

Cummins is a 2004 graduate of Franklin County High School.

Overstreet named to Deans List

Christopher Overstreet, of Frankfort, has been named to the Deans List for the fall quarter at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind.

To be named to the Deans List, students must earn at least a 3.3 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

Overstreet, the son of Mark Overstreet and Nancy Overstreet, is a senior majoring in chemical engineering.

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