Tackett honored by Navy, will become an officer
Kelly Autumn Tackett, a senior at Montesano High School, has been chosen to take part in the Navy’s Immediate Selection Reservation program in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. This program grants Tackett a full scholarship to Oregon State University and is valued at over $200,000. She will graduate with a degree and as an Officer in the Navy.
During graduation ceremonies, father David Tackett says the Navy “presented her with a great oversized check … like one of those publisher clearing house checks. You could hear a pin drop in the gym when they pulled that out.”
In addition, Tackett is an honor student attending Grays Harbor College through the “Running Start” program and will be graduating with an Associates Degree specializing in pre-engineering in addition to her high school diploma.
For more information on the program, visit http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/nrotc.html.