Presenter handing a student an award, a sword, and a pin.

On May 5th, the Beaver Battalion hosted its annual Spring Awards ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Horizon Room where friends and family were invited to support the Midshipmen, OCs, and MECEPs in celebrating their hard work and dedication through the 2022-2023 school year. This event was also live-streamed and posted on the OSU NROTC Facebook Page so people were also able to attend online.

The awards ceremony was executed flawlessly with the help of LT Brachfeld and the staff, as well as the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) MIDN Hawkings. 

This year, 65 awards and $33,850 in scholarships, and 9 officer swords were awarded to deserving midshipmen, Officer Candidates, and Marines of the Beaver Battalion. These individuals have demonstrated outstanding achievement, aptitude, and dedication to Naval Service.

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, the Archie and Sue Lorentzen Education Endowment, the NROTC Alumni Association, and the multiple U.S. organizations. Thank you all so much for providing these awards to our hard-working midshipmen!