Danielle McKnight of Idyllwild receives an award for being the outstanding 4th class Midshipman (Freshman) at the combined Naval ROTC units of Maine Maritime Academy and University of Maine at Bangor Maine. She received the pictured certificate and a $1,500 check for her achievements. McKinght was honored at the Maine Chapter of the Military Officers Association banquet on Saturday, Feb. 11, in Bangor, Maine. Photo courtesy of James Kent

Danielle McKnight, Hemet High School 2011 graduate, was named to the dean’s list at the Maine Maritime Academy for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year. McKnight , a member of the class of 2015, is majoring in marine engineering technology.