YAA Alumni Accomplishments

LT Lydia Monks (St Joe's '09) takes command of USCG Stingray!

LT Lydia Monks (St Joe’s ’09) takes command of USCG Stingray!

LT Lydia Monks (St Joe’s ’09) takes command of the USCG Cutter Stingray!




Ensign Jamie Power (Fairfield Prep ’12) is assigned as Deck Watch Officer aboard the USCGC James, a national Security Defense Cutter.


Ensign Jamie Power, Fairfield Prep ’12 earns his commission in the US Coast Guard. Congrats Ens Power!!     (May 2016)


Timothy Cottell, 2011 St. Joseph High School Young American Awardee,  is graduating in June 2016 from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY.  Tim will be receiving a BS in Marine Engineering and accepting an active duty commission in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Photo update from some of our YAA Alumni, featuring Ensign Lydia Monks USCG, Midshipman Alex Kavall 1/C, Midshipman Kelli Freer 2/C, Midshipman Timothy Cottell 3/C, and David Gumins.  Photo of  Ensign Lydia Monks USCG (first row, far right) onboard the USCGC Forward engaged in migrant and drug trafficking interdiction.  Lydia is home based in Key West, FL and is a ’09 Awardee.

Peter Bonenfant was selected to be the YAA Nominee representing Staples High School in Westport in 2012. He earned this distinction by a combination of community service, academic excellence and leadership. Among his honors was being the team captain of the Westport High football team that competed in the state championship game. Peter spent a year at Catholic University in Washington before being enrolled as a plebe in the US Military Academy at West Point in the class of 2017.In addition to dealing with the challenges of cadet life, Peter is active in the Strings Club (double bass) and an emerging band (guitar). He is now heavily committed to the upcoming Sandhurst Games, a military skills competition between all 36 companies of the USMA Corps of Cadets, plus international service academies.

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