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Noelle Burns, center, kisses her son Walker Burns, 17, as she congratulates him before he receives the U.S. Navy Regional Office Training Scholarship given by Commander Ben Fischer (right) during a presentation at Bloomington High School Thursday, May 28 October, 2021. Walker, one of three recipients in a Midwestern recruiting zone of 13,000,000, received the $ 200,000 scholarship to attend the university of his choice. He’s hoping to go to Georgia Tech and study aviation. While studying science, he will complete officer training and hopefully graduate as an officer in the Navy. He said he hoped to get into naval aviation or nuclear power. Fischer said Burns’ application was remarkable, not so much because he was an A student, but because of his leadership skills as the captain of the BHS soccer team.

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