Andrew J. Zondervan, son of Craig A. and Susan M. Zondervan of Sartell, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Navy Seaman Zondervan completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations,” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Its distinctly ”Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.
Zondervan is a 2013 graduate of Sauk Rapids-Rice High School.
Brittany Waldvogel of Sartell was inducted into Kappa Phi-at-Large, the local chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in November. Hoffman, a senior at St. Cloud State University, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. STTI supports the educational and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. To qualify for membership, nursing students must demonstrate excellence in scholarship with at least a 3.0 grade-point average, be in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class and have completed at least half of the nursing program. St. Cloud State University is Minnesota’s second-largest university, with more than 16,000 students and 200 programs of study. Culturally and academically diverse, SCSU prepares graduates for the challenges of working and living in a global community.