Midshipman 2/C Kathleen LaBoa was awarded The Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Award recently in Pittsburgh.

This medal and ribbon is presented to the midshipman or cadet who demonstrates dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, patriotism and understanding of the importance of the American Heritage.

Midshipman LaBoa is a nursing student at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and is a member of The Steel City Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps unit.

LaBoa is a 2012 graduate of Trumbull High School. She is returning to college early to assist in the training of incoming NROTC freshmen.