By Phil and Sue Larson
On the March 18, 2011, the Second Annual Winston S. Churchill Competition & Award for Excellence was presented at the Hyman G. Rickover Naval Academy – A City of Chicago Public High School. The students and faculty have been significantly involved with the Churchill Chicagoland Chapter for a number of years. The event is an award for knowledge of Winston Churchill as shown by the student answering questions and a verbal presentation to an assembly of students, faculty and judges. Student, Chief Marcus Guerra received the top award.
As is the Naval custom, guests were piped aboard compliments of the Rickover color guard. Laurence Geller gave the keynote address. TCC member and Rickover board member Dr Joe Troiani provided the award. Dan Myers and Phil Larson were part of the judging panel.
The Churchill Chicagoland chapter is very proud of its continuing relationship and impact on the student body.