Holly McKimmins has had many titles this past year, including Northridge High School homecoming queen, National Honor Society member, class valedictorian, Ohio Junior Miss Pageant participant and Civil Air Patrol cadet airman first class.

Holly McKimmins has had many titles this past year, including Northridge High School homecoming queen, National Honor Society member, class valedictorian, Ohio Junior Miss Pageant participant and Civil Air Patrol cadet airman first class.

The 2009 graduate is ready to assume another title: United States Naval Academy midshipman.

McKimmins was a cadet with the Land of Legend Composite Flight (now the Licking County Composite Squadron) of the Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker Composite Squadron of the Ohio Wing.

She says her experience with Civil Air Patrol helped her prepare for the Naval Academy.

"My experience at encampment last summer gives me a little edge over other Midshipmen coming into the Academy," McKimmins said.

McKimmins was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township).

She is the daughter of Mark and Lisa McKimmins of Utica.

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