U.S. Navy photo/Donna Cipolloni
Atop the Naval Air Station Patuxent River air traffic control tower, GiVahna Penserga, 16, and Sierra Jordan, 11, hold plaques recognizing them as semifinalists for Military Child of the Year on April 25. From left are Lt. Cmdr. Gilberto Penserga, his wife, Heidi, and their daughter GiVahna; Sierra and her dad and mom, Navy Counselor 1st Class Joshua Jordan and Nicole; and NAS Pax River Commanding Officer Capt. Ben Shevchuk, who presented each youth her award.