By Kay S. Pedrotti
Nick Maskell is a newly commissioned ensign in the United States Navy who says he still has a lot to prove.
He has been in Barnesville visiting relatives during a leave between his graduation from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and his leaving for Stanford University in California for graduate work in applied physics. Interviewed at the home of his grandparents, Dave and Mary Maskell, Nick tells about multiple achievements but speaks his story with humility and humor.
Gregg Maskell puts ensign shoulder boards on his son Nick Maskell at his U.S. Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremonies in Annapolis on May 29. His mother Julia Barnhardt is also shown. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave the commencement address and shook Ensign Maskell’s hand as he gave him the leather bound diploma.