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Students Invited to Prestigious Summer Program


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ANNAPOLIS, Md.- The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and internationally to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year. Summer Seminar is a fast-paced experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school and are considering applying for admission to USNA after graduation.

Andrew Nicholas (AJ, left) and Michael Parks (middle), both cadets in the Air Force JROTC program at Clover High School in Clover, SC, will participate in the 2016 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.  Junior Jonathan-Scott (JD) Davidson (right) will also be joining the cadets at the program this summer. 

Summer Seminar teaches prospective applicants about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. Each student will attend a six-day session and experience a part of Naval Academy life. Students in the program live in Bancroft Hall (the dormitory in which all midshipmen live), eat in the dining hall, participate in academic and leadership workshops and participate in daily physical training involving group runs and conditioning exercises. They will have an opportunity to see first-hand what the Naval Academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, athletic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs.

Summer Seminar has an academic focus, with each student attending workshops, covering subjects from information technology, naval architecture and mechanical engineering, to oceanography, mathematics, history and meteorology.

Founded in 1845, the Naval Academy is a highly competitive four-year undergraduate institution that prepares young men and women morally, mentally and physically to become officers in the Navy or Marine Corps. Upon graduation, Naval Academy midshipmen receive a Bachelor of Science degree in one of 25 majors and a commission as ensigns in the U.S. Navy or second lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corps. In return, these young officers will serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service to the nation.

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