Sniatkowski To Graduate From Coast Guard Academy


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Luke SniatkowskiLuke Sniatkowski, who graduated from Verona High School with the class of 2013, will be graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday, May 17. Sniatkowski will have a bachelor of science in government and international affairs and will be commissioned as an ensign assigned to the USCGC Midgett. The graduation, which will featured President Donald Trump as the commencement speaker, will be broadcast live here.

The Midgett, which is based in Seattle, is one of 10 high-endurance cutters used in the U.S. Coast Guard for Homeland Security missions, search and rescue operations, maritime law enforcement, and more.

MyVeronaNJ wrote about Sniatkowski’s acceptance into the highly selective Coast Guard program in 2013. You can read that profile here.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


  1. Luke Sniatkowski: So proud of you Luke. You were always a mature and responsible student even back in middle school at HBW. My father was in the Coast Guard during the Normandy Invasion so your story was very special to me personally.Best of luck as you continue your career! Ms. O


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