Zachary J. Vrtis, son of Lori and retired U.S. Navy Commander Joseph M. Vrtis of Kennesaw, completed Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., in April 2014 where he earned the City of Newport, R.I., excellence award as the top academic candidate of his class.
He was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy by his father. He is a 2009 graduate of Kennesaw Mountain High School Magnet Program and attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia graduating magna cum laude in December 2013 with a bachelor of science and master’s in Applied Science and Engineering.
He is currently in nuclear power training in Charleston, S.C.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Al’Lamar S. White, son of Selena White of Powder Springs, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2013 graduate of Citrus High School in Iverness, Fla.