Local Marine cadet recognized
Marine Military Academy named sophomore Sterling Mellman, of Victoria, the Cadet of the Month for Delta Company for November. The cadet who receives this award is nominated by his drill instructor for his exemplary attitude, conduct, academic performance and involvement at Marine Military Academy. In addition to the recognition he received Dec. 11 in front of the Marine Military Academy Corps of Cadets, Mellman will be treated to a special dinner hosted by the MMA superintendent and his wife. Mellman plans to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. After he graduates, he plans to become a pilot for the Marine Corps. He is the son of Stephanie Braman and Ricky Mellman.