Saturday January 5, 2013

GREAT LAKES, Ill. -- Seaman E-3 Kayla Joanne Clarke graduated from the Naval Boot Camp at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois on Jan. 4, 2013.

Seaman Clarke will be attending A School for Gunners Mate at Great Lakes until July 2. She will then attend C School prior to her first deployment. Clarke intends to continue her college education while in the Navy, and her current plans are to make the Navy her career.

Clarke graduated from Brattleboro (Vt.) Union High School and earned an associate’s degree in Animal Science from Edison State College in Punta Gorda, Fla.

She is the daughter of Brian J. Clarke of Brattleboro, and Angela M. and John E. Hogan of Punta Gorda; sister of Bryan Clarke and Dylan Hogan of Punta Gorda; step-sister of Nicole T. Hogan-Carpenter of Brattleboro; and granddaughter of Joan Nowill of Englewood, Fla., and James and J Annie Stumpf of Rockville, Ind.