10/23/2006–Towson, MD–The Towson Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has honored several members for outstanding achievements. The ceremony, presided by 1st Lt. Robert Goodman, squadron commander, was held at the squadron headquarters, located at the Maryland National Guard Armory in Towson.
Goodman acknowledged accomplishments both in and out of CAP for the following members:
Alperovich, 22, has received the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford in England, where he will study for his master's degree in biology. A native of Fairfield, Conn., he is a 2004 graduate of Harvard University. He joined the Towson Composite Squadron two years ago, after transferring to Baltimore City, where he is a third-year medical student at Johns Hopkins University. Alperovich is a qualified mission scanner and mission observer.
Feild, 17, recently was selected for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A home-schooled senior, Feild also attends the Community College of Baltimore County in Essex. She joined the Towson Composite Squadron in the spring of 2006 and is a graduate of the 2006 Tri-Wing Encampment. Feild is currently working on her emergency services ground team qualifications. She is a black belt and instructor in tae kwon do and coaches girls’ softball.
Bush, 18, was awarded the Brewer Award scholarship earlier this year. Only four CAP cadets earn this scholarship. Bush, a member of CAP for 5 years, is a graduate of the 2002 Tri-Wing Encampment and the 2005 Cadet Leadership Academy.
The ceremony was attended by Maj. Christian Ready, Group II commander, members of the Towson Composite and Carroll Composite Squadrons, along with family members and friends of the honorees.
There are approximately 1,300 members of CAP in Maryland.
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The Towson Composite Squadron meets Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Maryland National Guard Armory on Washington Avenue in Towson. Prospective cadets, ages 12-18, and their parents are always welcome. Adults seeking mentoring opportunities are invited as well. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 410-529-3377 or visit http://towson.mdwg.cap.gov.