Foote, who enlisted in the Navy following graduation from VUHS, was recently named a finalist in the Navy's Shore Sailor of the Year competition. She qualified by first being selected Sailor of the Year from the Navy Education and Training Command, the Navy-wide organization that includes virtually all schools in the Navy from recruit training through those offering the most advanced technical courses. She followed this by being selected as Sailor of the Year at the next echelon, the Navy's Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education organization which includes not only training commands but a wide variety of other human resource related organizations such as the Recruiting Command and the Navy Personnel Command. She has served tours of duty at sea aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81), a destroyer. She is qualified as both a surface and an air warfare specialist.
Organizations and individuals wishing to participate in the parade should contact the parade committee chairman, Henry Broughton who can be reached through the Post at 877-3216, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a post card to Post 14 at 100 Armory Lane, Vergennes 05491. Those using email are asked to put "Memorial Day Parade" in the subject line.