Portsmouth Air Force group presents scholarships
July 31. 2013 5:25PM
PORTSMOUTH — Two $1,000 scholarship awards were recently presented by the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 155 at the Service Credit Union's corporate offices.
Sandra Poteet received the SMSgt William Sowers Scholarship, which was presented by Service Credit Union Assistant Vice President of Member Services Richard Martell, retired colonel and former commander of the 157th Air Refueling Wing of the New Hampshire National Guard; and Anne Sowers, widow of Sowers.
Poteet is the wife of TSgt. Justin Poteet. The award is given for continuing education.
The CMSgt. David Eaton Scholarship was awarded to Dan P. Andrews, the son of SMSgt. John Andrews. The scholarship is given to a graduating high school senior for the first year of college.
Andrews, who has moved to Wisconsin and will attend the University of Wisconsin, was not in attendance. Chapter member Al Caldwell accepted the
award on behalf of Andrews from Martell, Chief Master Sergeant Brenda Blonigen, command chief of the 157th Air Refueling Wing, and Eaton's wife Nancy and daughter Brittany.
Also on hand for the presentations was Service Credit Union Credit Committee member Raymond Drapeau, who is the scholarship chairman of the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 155.