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          Nadia vassou is the oldest of two daughters and her younger
          sister, Anjali is her biggest fan. Her parents said, “we could not
          be prouder of Nadia’s accomplishments, and we look forward to
          seeing how far she will soar at the united States Naval Academy.”

          Nadia graduated from Trinity Catholic High School in ocala,
          florida. There she was part of the Trinity Catholic band, where
          she was drum major her senior year. Additionally, she was on
          the Cross Country and Track & field Teams, participated in many
          service clubs, and is an active member of her church. Nadia was
          blessed to have been able to take dual enrollment classes with
          Embry-Riddle. The classes she took introduced her to the world of
          aeronautics and inspired her to consider possibilities that she never
          dreamed of for her future.

          Military life was never part of Nadia’s plans until she visited Rhode
          Island with her family to celebrate her uncle, Ryan kaufman, as he
          completed the Officer Candidate School for the U.S. Navy. It was
          after the graduation ceremony that she realized that the Navy was
          the path that God had set for her. It was shortly after that trip that
          she began the journey for admission to uSNA. Nadia has shared
          that Plebe Summer was a humbling experience. Not being raised
          in a military family, she had the privilege of learning the history
                                  and traditions of the united States
                                  Navy. After a short amount of time,
                                  uSNA has inspired Nadia to take on any
                                  challenge, take great pride in working
                                  with a team, and to celebrate the ability
                                  to serve our great nation.

                                  As a new family to uSNA, Nadia’s
                                  parents said, “we are so thankful
                                  to know that our daughter is in an
                                  environment where she can develop
                                  morally, mentally, and physically. Go
                                  Navy, beat Army!”
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