June 5, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 23

In The Navy

Simons, Rauscher Graduate From Academy; Obama Gives Address

Derrick Simons graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., on Friday, May 24. Graduates numbering 1,047 marched through the rain to the 163rd commencement exercises that were held at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium to be sworn in as the newest members of the Navy.

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For The Courier
Derrick Simons shakes the hand of President Obama as he graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy on May 24.

President Barack Obama gave the commencement address, challenging the men and women to hold on to their values they have been taught through this difficult and trying time.

The graduating class consisted of 80 percent men and 20 percent women. There were 14 exchange students and 31 percent of the class were minorities,...

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