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Operation Sail Names New York Winners Of Art And Essay Contests

Two Naval Sea Cadet members from the New York metro area have won in different categories in the OpSail Art and Essay Contest.

May 20, 2012 - PRLog -- (New York) May 14-   The national essay contest and art contest, sponsored by Operation Sail in association with the USS Constitution Museum, the National Maritime Historical Society, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard has named two winners who are members of Region 03-4.

Forrest Simpson of Larchmont N.Y., and Matthew Singleton of Islip N.Y., respectively, were chosen by OpSail judges for their art and essay entries.  Mr. Simpson was the winner of the Art Contest for original artwork submitted.  Mr. Singleton was the winner of the Essay Contest.

Mr. Simpson is a member of the George Washington Division located in New Rochelle, NY and Mr. Singleton is a member Liberty (AGTR5) Division, located in Amityville, NY.

Each winner will be aboard the U.S. Coast Guard barque EAGLE as it enters New York City as part of and at the lead as the parade of ships come into New York Harbor for a combined OpSail / Fleet Week on May 23, and will berth at Pier 90 in New York (West 46th St. at 12th Ave.) at 2:00 p.m.

Link to the winning Artwork: http://www.usnsccregion03-4.us/pr/opsailart.jpg
Link to the winning Essay: http://www.usnsccregion03-4.us/pr/USSCONSTITUTION-Essay.pdf
Link to the Press Release from OpSail: http://www.usnsccregion03-4.us/pr/NYC-OpSailEAGLEwinners-...

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is a nationwide organization dedicated to helping American youth realize personal success and achievement through a nautically oriented training program. Through Sea Cadet leadership, young Americans ages 13 through 17 develop interest and skill in basic seamanship and its naval adaptations, while learning the value of patriotism, courage, self reliance, teamwork and accountability, and the value of education.  Continued success and participation in the NSCC is dependent on maintaining good grades in school.

Membership in the Sea Cadets allows teenagers to sample military life with no obligation to join any branch of the armed forces. Should cadets decide to enlist in the Navy or Coast Guard, their training may allow them entry at an advance paygrade. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps affords equal opportunity for participation to all young Americans regardless of race, color, religion or sex.

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