Mecaela Bellolampkin 

Mecaela Bellolampkin, a 2003 graduate of Hillcrest High School, just received two accolades for her service in the Navy.

The petty officer was named 2015 Junior Sailor of the Year and Junior Sailor of the Quarter for the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. The awards came via Patuxent River Naval Air Station, where she works in ground electronics and is the Sole Logistics Specialist of Air Operations. When it comes to her accomplishments, Bellolampkin is humble.

“It feels good to know that my command sees me as one of the best,” she says. “To me, I was only doing my job and trying to become a better leader. I would not have made Junior Sailor of the Year if it wasn’t for my chain of command and my junior sailors.”


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