Local graduate headed to Coast Guard Academy
BROOKLINE – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy announced that Brookline resident Elizabeth Atkinson was recognized for superior academic achievement and leadership potential.
Atkinson, who is a 2019 graduate of Hollis Brookline High School, accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy Scholars program and will be sworn in as a member of the CGAS Class of 2020 on July 15. The appointment represents a one-year scholarship worth approximately $35,000, including active-duty military pay and benefits.
She will attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island, to complete a one-year preparatory program prior to attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
Fewer than 100 students were selected from a pool of more than 600 candidates considered this year for the scholars program. A full appointment to the academy will be tendered to Atkinson upon successful completion of the preparatory program.
Elizabeth is the daughter of William and Gail Atkinson of Brookline, and granddaughter of Barbara Atkinson of Nashua, and June and Pete Ostergaard of Arcadia, Florida.