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February 9, 2023

Local Scene: Academic honors

The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) is offering a Marine Corps Options Scholarship for eligible students

Goff named to Dean’s List

Scott Goff, a Freshman Liberal Arts major from Morgan Hill, was among approximately 850 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List.

The Dean’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an “outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading,” says a press release from the university. 

BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, health professions, and business.

NROTC offering scholarships

The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) is offering a Marine Corps Options Scholarship for eligible students.

The scholarship is designed to educate and train qualified young men and women for careers as commissioned officers in the United States Marine Corps while providing full tuition. The scholarship also includes:

• Lab fees, books and uniforms

• Provide leadership opportunities within the ROTC unit

• Stipend between $250-$450 per month through freshman-senior year

 To be eligible, applicants must:

• Be a U.S citizen (born or naturalized) and be between the ages of 17-23

• Be physically qualified by Marine Corps standards

• Have no moral disqualifications

• Be a high school graduate (upon completion of your senior year)

• Have a minimum 1000 SAT or 24 ACT or 74 Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

• Be admitted to a participating NROTC college or university

• Have a minimum score of 200/300 on the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test

To apply and learn more about the scholarship program and other education opportunities, reach out to Marine Corps Recruiter Gunnery Sergeant John T. Rees at the Recruiting Sub-Station Gilroy, 1280 First St., Suite C, or at 408.203.7592.

County opens warming centers

Santa Clara County has opened a number of warming centers to accommodate residents who may be impacted by incoming storms, which are expected to bring power outages, flooded creeks, strong wind gusts and other challenges, according to a press release. 

“The County’s Office of Supportive Housing (OSH) works closely with the Office of Emergency Management and has been coordinating with community-based organizations, volunteer advocates, and local jurisdictions prior to the last storm,” said Kathryn Kaminsky, Deputy Director of the Office of Supportive Housing. “County staff continues to coordinate with partners seven days a week to support unhoused individuals during this inclement weather event. The county has been working with shelter providers to add inclement weather beds and has extended the county-wide hotline hours for individuals seeking shelter. OSH gathers up-to-date information on shelter vacancies and coordinates with service providers to ensure all available beds are utilized every night. Transportation resources are also available to unhoused individuals through the shelter hotline.” 

Displaced residents near rivers, creeks and stream beds should seek higher ground and respite from the elements when centers are available, says the press release. To find your nearest warming center location or overnight shelter beds, call the Here 4 You hotline at 408.385.2400. Hours are extended to 8pm during inclement weather activation.

Warming centers in South County are located at the Gilroy Library, 350 West Sixth Street; and the Morgan Hill Library, 660 West Main Ave. 

Bay Area flood watch

The entire Bay Area will be under a flood watch beginning Jan. 4 due to a heavy storm system expected to be as bad or worse than Saturday’s deluge and which will likely result in the loss of human life, according to a dire forecast update from the National Weather Service.

The update issued Monday afternoon includes five key points, with the first one noting a “threat to life likely during this storm.” Mudslides are anticipated due to saturated soil, and rapidly rising creeks and streams will pose additional dangers.

A meteorologist shared the following observations in the forecast about the coming storm: “To put it simply, this will likely be one of the most impactful systems on a widespread scale that this meteorologist has seen in a long while.”

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