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Clayton Cottrell graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Pictured from left are mother, Beth Cottrell, brother, Brandon Cottrel, Clayton Cottrelll and father, Mike Cottrell.

Cottrell graduates from Naval Academy

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Clayton James Cottrell, son of Mike and Beth Cottrell of Deer Creek, graduated with distinction, ranked 40th in his class of 1,068 on May 23 from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Md. He was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Operations Research and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant.


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