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Midshipmen Receive Awards for Academic Achievement

KINGS POINT, N.Y., October 14, 2021 – Earlier this month, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) hosted a ceremony to honor midshipmen who distinguished themselves academically and at sea during the Third Term of Academic Year 2020-2021. 

They earned Gold and Silver Academic Stars on the following basis:

•             Gold Star: a QPA of at least 3.50 with no course failures in the term;
•             Silver Star: a QPA of at least 3.25 up to and including 3.49 with no course failures in the term.  

The full list of academic award recipients is accessible by clicking: Gold and Silver Stars Academic Year 2020-2021, Term 3.

In addition to the academic awards, Captain Ian Jones, Head, Department of Professional Development and Career Services, presented Sea Year Ribbons to the Class of 2023 A-Split Midshipmen who excelled during Sea Year.

Sea Year Ribbons were awarded to those with:

•             QPA of at least 3.25 up to and including 3.49; no failing grade;
•             above average (3.0) Shipboard Performance Evaluations, at the time of the initial posting of Sea Project grades.

The full list of Sea Year Ribbon recipients is accessible by clicking Sea Year Ribbon Honorees for the Class of 2023 A

Captain Paul Acquaro, Director for the Academic Center for Excellence, said, “Congratulations to all of the midshipmen who have achieved these honors.” He also thanked First Class Midshipman Erin Roberts, Regimental Academic Officer, First Class Midshipman Matthew Novakowski, Regimental Shipboard Training Liaison Officer, and the Academic Center for Excellence for their outstanding efforts of behalf of the Regiment of Midshipmen.

Last updated: Thursday, October 14, 2021

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