Midshipman candidate Forney graduates
Midshipman candidate Marshall Forney Jr. graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School, Naval Station Newport May 9 in Newport, Rhode Island.
Marshall is the great-grandson of the Late Leola Gibbs of Canton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Forney Sr. of Waynesville. He is the Grandson of Mrs. Wilma Jean Forney and the late Mr. Marshall Forney of Fayetteville. He is the son of Marshall Tyrone Forney Sr. and Renee Forney of Manassas, Virginia.
The graduation was attended by his parents, his sister, Kierston, Mrs. Wilma Jean Forney of Fayetteville and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma Jones.
The family enjoyed attending the Military Pass and Review, as well as the celebratory graduation ball, which was held at the Rose Cliff Mansion.
Marshall received his Congressional nomination from the esteemed Senator Mark Warner. He has received his appointment and will be inducted into the United States Naval Academy June 27, 2013.
Midshipman Candidate Forney and his family attended a coffee Friday, June 7, 2013, on Capitol Hill with Senator Warner and other nominees.
The family is very proud of Marshall for his accomplishments and look forward to supporting him during his experience in Annapolis.