People waving from ship with Spring Awards Header

On May 1st, the Beaver Battalion hosted their annual Spring Awards Ceremony. This year was unique; due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony occurred live on Facebook. The virtual ceremony was a first for the Beaver Battalion, but LT Paul Hill and the rest of the staff executed the event flawlessly, with over 3,000 people watching the ceremony online.

This year’s ceremony included 49 total awards. $28,100 in scholarship money was awarded to members of the Beaver Battalion as well as nine officer swords. The awards were well deserved as we have some of the best and brightest midshipmen in the country.

The event could not have happened without our wonderful award sponsors: the Benton Community Foundation, COL Michael Rainbolt (USA Ret.), LtCol Nelson Olf (USMC Ret.), the Benton Veterans Memorial Foundation (President is COL Cameron Little, USA), the Archie and Sue Lorentzen Education Endowment, and the NROTC OSU Alumni Association. Thank you all so much for providing these awards to our hard-working midshipmen!