Seaman Apprentice Nicholas Gonsalves, formerly of Oak Bluffs, graduated from the United States Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May in New Jersey on Sept. 21. Mr. Gonsalves is the son of Sonya Sylvia and the late Anthony (Tuffy) Gonsalves, and grandson of Patty Landers Sylvia and the late Sonny Sylvia, and Joseph and Mildred Gonsalves. His mother, stepfather Robert Joy, brother Robert Jr., sister Jessica Sylvia and her family, sister Carly Rose and her mother Sherri, girlfriend Kayla, cousins Lindsey Gonsalves, Jordan Gonsalves (and Jordan’s girlfriend Lindsey, who is stationed with the Coast Guard in Menemsha), Mark Turner and Mya Perez of Oak Bluffs, as well as uncle David Oliveira also of Oak Bluffs, attended the ceremony. SA Gonsalves will be stationed at Portsmouth, N.H., assigned to the United States Coast Guard Cutter CAMPBELL.