About Past Scholars
2018-2019 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Romeo Verdeflor
Nickolas Duncan

Romeo Verdeflor was born in Manila, Philippines in January 24 1993. He spent the first half of his life in the Philippines until 2005, when he moved to the U.S. Romeo lived in Greenwood, SC for the rest of his middle school years, as well as his high school where he attended Greenwood High School. He graduated high school in 2011 with a certification in Nursing Assistant which he subsequently used to land a position at a local retirement facility, Wesley Commons. Romeo then left his position at Wesley Commons after 6 months to attend the U.S. Marine Boot Camp in Marine Corps Recruit Depot Paris Island in March 2012. After graduating boot camp, Romeo then attended the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) School for 3531, Motor Vehicle Operator in Camp Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Following his MOS School, Romeo was then assigned to the 22nd Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB), located in Camp Lejeune, NC. During his time with the 22nd CLB, Romeo deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Romeo also accumulated various training skills and certifications while attached with the 22nd CLB which enabled him to not only improve himself but also his marines. These skills and certifications include; Marine Corps Marksmanship Coach and Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor. After 3 years with the 22nd CLB, Romeo detached from his unit to attend the Marine Embassy Security Guard School in Quantico, VA. In 2015, Romeo began his 3-year duty as a Marine Embassy Security Guard and he followed on to serve in the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, and U.S. Consulate in Milan, Italy, spending approximately 12 months in each posting. In May 2018, Romeo finished his enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps. Currently, Romeo is a student at the University of Maryland, majoring in Computer Science with a goal of taking his skills and expertise into the Federal sector.



2017-2018 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Juan Carlos Torres
Nickolas Duncan
























2016-2017 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Nickolas Duncan
Nickolas Duncan

Nick is a Major in the United States Army. He’s served in various leadership and staff positions at the tactical and strategic levels within the Department of Defense. Nick is currently assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is qualified as a Boeing CH-47D helicopter pilot and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his combat deployments, Nick became a Nuclear and Counter-proliferation Officer. Nick is the co-founder of the Windy25 Memorial Fund, which honors and supports the families of our fallen heroes. Nick is married with two boys and resides in Northern VA.




2015-2016 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Chris Mattingly ’16 Army

2014-2015 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Chris Mattingly ’16 Army

Chris Mattingly is a 10 year veteran of the Army where he served 4 combat tours to Iraq. Chris hails from Carroll County, and would like to work for either the National Park Service or the Civil War Trust when he graduates this spring with a degree in history.


2013-2014 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Catherine Shelton '13

2012-2013 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Catherine Shelton '13

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