McKenna Jean Henyon, of Mount Airy, graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Henyon earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission in the U. S. armed forces. She also earned a Merchant Marine officer license, qualifying her to serve as an officer on any ship in the U.S. flag merchant marine. She was nominated by Senator Chris Van Hollen. As part of her four-year education, Henyon spent one year training as a cadet aboard ocean going vessels.