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September 28, 2009

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cadet Giancarlo Alexander Salazar Romero, son of Wilber Jose Salazar and Maria E. Salazar of Greencastle, Pa., completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy.

Salazar Romero is one of seven brothers and sisters. The oldest brother, William, is becoming a cryptology linguist, studying Arabic for the U.S. Air Force. Wylie is a pre-med student at BYU, Wilber is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army attending the University of Alabama, Teresa is majoring in international studies at the University of Chicago. Daniel is a sixth-rader at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School and Ana is a third-grader at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School.

Salazar Romero entered West Point June 29 and has successfully completed six weeks of training.

Areas of summer instruction included first aid, mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological and chemical training.

Salazar Romero began classes Aug. 17.

Salazar Romero graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 2005. He attended Brigham Young University from 2005 to 2008 majoring in international relations. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2013 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Aaron Cook of Waynesboro, Pa., recently graduated from Shippensburg University with a master of science degree in organizational development and leadership, in which he focused on environmental management.

Aaron is a 2002 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School and a native of Waynesboro.

He graduated from the Penn State Mont Alto campus in 2004 with an associate degree in forest technology and was inducted into the North American Forest Technician Honor Society.

He graduated from Penn State University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in forest science and was inducted into Xi Sigma Pi, a forestry honor society.

He is licensed as a professional forester in Maryland and is employed by Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc. as a forester contracted to the Maryland Forest Service in Washington County.

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