On 8 March 2008, NCBC Sea Cadets joined with their shipmates from nine Sea Cadet units across the northeast region for the first formal social event of the season, the 4th Annual Sea Cadet Ball, hosted by NETC Division at Naval Station Newport. The Ball took place at the Atlantic Beach Club, by Third Beach in Newport and Middletown. During the ceremonial portion of the evening, three NSCC Cadets (one each from the Newport, Providence, and Quonset Divisions) were awarded the U.S. Navy League Youth Medal, in recognition of their outstanding performance in the previous year. The awards were presented by Commander Roy Callahan, USN (ret), the President of the Newport County Council, U.S. Navy League; and NSCC Lieutenant Commander Genevieve Guimond, the Vice President for Youth Organizations, Massachusetts Bay Council, U.S. Navy League. They were then joined at the podium by Brigadier General James J. Agostino, USAF (ret), the President of the RI Dept. of the Reserve Officers Association of the U.S.; Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Morgan, USAR (ret); EQCM William Napert, Jr., USNR (ret), the featured speaker for the evening, and Lieutenant Commander George Dimock, NSCC, the Director of Sea Cadet Region 1-4. BGen Agostino presented a check from the Reserve Officers Association, donated to help support the activities of the three Sea Cadet units in Rhode Island.
After completing the formal presentations and dinner, Cadets then took to the floor for an evening of dancing and frivolity. An excellent time was had by all!
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