Seaman E-3 Simone Mikaela Eddings of Madera graduated from basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes, IL on Aug. 23.
The 2011 Madera High School graduate attended University of Nevada Reno and Reedley College before enlisting in the United States Navy.
She is the daughter of David and Stefanie Eddings of Madera. Her grandparents are Virginia Gendron and the late Lester Gendron and Dale Eddings and the late Bobby Eddings, all of Madera. Her sisters are Ellen Allison and Nikki Pettit, both of Auburn.
Seaman Eddings is continuing her education as a gunner's mate stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes.