Education accolades

Published 7:26 pm Saturday, March 21, 2015


—Army Pvt. Tyler W. Kelly, son of Travis W. Kelly of LeRoy, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Kelly is a 2013 graduate of John Marshall High School, Rochester.

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—John Valentine Beckmann of Austin graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in English literature on Dec. 18, 2014. He is the son of Julie and John. S Beckmann.