Savage earns Naval Academy appointment

Published 8:57 am Friday, January 11, 2013

Hunter Savage

Bainbridge High School Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Captain Hunter Savage has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md.

The appointment was made by U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop.

Savage is the son of Heather Savage, a BHS mathematics teacher, and Mike Savage, a Seminole County High School coach. He is a senior honor roll student and member of coach Lisa Enfinger’s Region 1-AAAAA champion BHS cross country team.

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During his four years in the ROTC, Savage has been a part of the award-winning ROTC competition drill teams and the saber team. Savage plans to major in mechanical engineering at the Naval Academy.

He has also been very active in the unit’s Young Eagles and Toys for Tots programs. He is also a member of the Interact Club  and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) at Bainbridge High School.

Savage said his parents and his ROTC instructors, Lt. Col. Dave Stewart and Sr. MSgt. Frank Geslak, are strong role models who have inspired him.

Stewart, who heads the ROTC program, said Savage has been an all-around great cadet. Geslak said Savage has been an asset to the ROTC program’s success.