Schantz Awards

Each year Williamsburg-Yorktown Council members present Schantz Award Plaques to outstanding midshipmen and cadets in local Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) and Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) units. The Schantz Award is named for the first president of the Williamsburg-Yorktown Council. Recipients of the award are determined by their unit’s Officer-in-Charge, based on various factors including leadership, military aptitude, military bearing, and academic merit.

Award plaques have been presented to midshipmen/cadets at the following schools:

2016 Recipients


     Norfolk State University

     Old Dominion University


     Gloucester High School                                                                                         Hampton. VA

     Heritage High School                                                                                    Newport News, VA

     Kecoughtan High School                                                                                       Hampton, VA

Cadet Ensign Cody Hammond received the Navy League Schantz Award for Excellence  from Steve Snyder at the Kecoughtan High School Navy Junior ROTC Award Ceremony held on May 18, 2016.

     Phoebus High School                                                                                            Hampton, VA

     Tabb High School                                                                                                    Yorktown, VA

Cadet Petty Officer Logan Lochstampfor received the Navy League Schantz Award for Excellence from Charles Noll at the York High School Navy Junior ROTC Ceremony on May 12, 2016

     Warwick High School                                                                                   Newport News, VA


     York High School                                                                                                    Yorktown, VA