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Determined to succeed: Andre Kirkwood reflects on 30-year Navy career

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VIRGINA BEACH, Va. -- As a student in Worthington's School District 518, Andre Kirkwood distinguished himself on the Trojan athletic fields, playing football and running track. In retrospect, he wishes he'd applied more effort to academics.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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