A Hueneme High School senior who wants to study mechanical engineering at Arizona State University has received a $1,000 “Can Do” scholarship from the Bee Club at Naval Base Ventura County.
Kristopher Bray, 17, the son of Blesilda and Master Chief Constructionman Tim Bray of the Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering, said mechanical engineering has always been high on his list.
“I’m especially interested in the aerodynamics of planes,” he said. “I’m leaning toward aerospace, but I want to stay more in the mechanical engineering field.”
Bray and another $1,000 scholarship winner whose family wished to remain anonymous were honored Monday, June 4, during a brief ceremony at the Seabee Museum, followed by a private tour.
“We are happy to be able to offer this to you,” said the Bee Club’s outgoing president, Christie Donathan. “We are super proud of you.”
Incoming president Jennifer Brooks said the scholarship presentations are important to the organization.
“Giving back to the community is important, but giving back to the kids of Seabees is especially important,” she said.
The Bee Club is a spouses group whose mission is to promote U.S. Navy Seabee and Civil Engineer Corps heritage, and to provide friendship, mentorship and support among military spouses in the Ventura County area. The club’s fundraising efforts also support the Seabee Museum and the Seabee Ball.