Bordallo Commends Rachael Blaz on Receiving an Army ROTC Scholarship


Washington D.C. – Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo is commending Rachael Blaz for her selection as the recipient of a 4 year ROTC Army Scholarship.

The Congresswoman released the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 18, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that Rachael Blaz was awarded a four-year, merit-based college scholarship through the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). She will attend Auburn University this fall, where she plans on pursuing a nursing major.

Rachael is the daughter of Shelane and Tom Blaz, a former anchor for KUAM News. Her grandfather, Brigadier General Ben Blaz, USMC (Ret.) is a former Member of Congress, who served four terms as the Guam delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rachael is a senior at Robinson High School in Fairfax, Virginia, where she will graduate with honors as one of its valedictorians this June. She was also a winner of the 2012 Science Fair in Physics in her school. In addition to her academic achievements, Rachael is a varsity lacrosse player.

The Congresswoman has known Rachael since her childhood on Guam, and provided her with a letter of recommendation for the scholarship. Rachael follows in the footsteps of her brother, Vince, who also attends Auburn.

“I congratulate Rachael Blaz on receiving a full Army ROTC scholarship to attend Auburn University,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “These scholarships are given to the highest-achieving applicants, and this award reflects Rachael’s strong work ethic and ambition. I commend her for her desire to serve our nation, and I am confident that she will be an outstanding leader as an officer in the United States Army. “