Lindenhurst High School student, Eric Gollinge has recently received the distinction of being promoted to Chief Petty Officer, the highest rate in the Unite States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC).
The USNSCC is a Congressionally-chartered United States Navy-based organization that serves to teach individuals about the sea going military services, United States Naval operations & training, community, service, citizenship, and an understanding of discipline and teamwork.
A Junior at LHS, Eric is a member of the Marine Corps Junior ROTC, Color Guard, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, Varsity Swim Team, Varsity Badminton Team, all while taking A.P. and Honors classes.
Pictured here with Cadet Eric Gollinge is Mayor Michael Lavorata who, along with the Village Board, designated August 26, 2019 as Eric Gollinge Day to recognize and honor Eric for achieving so much at such a young age.