Major Ross Memoral Fund Established at Northview High School

November 5, 2007

jamesross.JPGRetired Admiral Joan Engel presented checks totaling $725 Monday morning to Northview High School Principal Gayle Weaver to establish the Major Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Major James G. Ross (pictured left), 51, was killed in a motorcycle accident in late August in north Santa Rosa County. He was Northview’s Naval sciences and ROTC instructor at Northview since 2002.

“When we heard of the tragic loss of Major Ross,” Engel said, “we knew we had to do something in his memory.”

“Those of us who knew Major Ross know he was a man of integrity, honor, love, commitment and man of God,” she said. “We knew what a tremendous loss this was to his cadets.”

“We will establish this scholarship fund in memory of Major Ross”, Weaver said. “Through this fund, the memory of Major Ross will live on.”

Picture below, front row left to right, are Senior Chief Lee Coleman, NHS Principal Gayle Weaver, Admiral Joan Engel and Captain Charlie Code as the checks are presented. Senior Chief Coleman and Captain Code are Naval Science instructors at Northview. Looking on are the cadets of Northview’s NJROTC. Click the photo to enlarge.

Click here for more photos from Monday’s presentation at Northview High School.

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