I found this great documentary called, “The Making of an Officer,” at the United States Naval Academy. It is great insight what I have to look forward to for next
I found this great documentary called, “The Making of an Officer,” at the United States Naval Academy. It is great insight what I have to look forward to for next 5 years.
It’s official I signed my acceptance letter to the United States Naval Academy Prep School. Upon satisfactory completion of the 10 month program, I will become part of the Class of 2019 at the Academy.
The USNA was always my first choice, and there is no reason for me to wait.
Just got the best Valentine gift ever from the Dean of Admissions of The United States Naval Academy. I will be attending the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School.
I was accepted to the United States Naval Academy Prep School in Newport Rhode Island.
The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) is located on Naval Station Newport in historic Newport, Rhode Island. The Naval Academy Preparatory School is the Navy’s fourth oldest school; only the Naval Academy, Naval War College, and Naval Post Graduate School are older.
The mission of the Naval Academy Preparatory School is to enhance midshipman candidates’ moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for success at the U.S. Naval Academy. The ten-month course of instruction at NAPS, lasting from August through May, emphasizes preparation in English Composition, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Information Technology.
As long as I complete the program successfully, I admitted directly to USNA for the Class of 2019.
After attending my candidate visit weekend at Naval Academy in the Fall, I learned a lot about Prep program and in all honestly I really wanted to attend the prep program first. I know the extra 10 months of academic work will help me exceed at the academy. Every cadet that went to program talk about how great it was, so I can’t wait to leave this summer.
Now it’s time to enjoy my last 4 1/2 months of school, family, and friends.
My dream has come true. Thank you to all my friends, family, and supporters for encouraging me and believing in me.
I was honored to speak at the California Inland Empire Council’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner last night the Moreno Vally Conference and Recreation Center.
I was asked by Paul Foster, Mayor-Pro Tem of the City of Redlands, and Executive Board Member of the CIEC council to speak at this event.
The title of my speech was, “What Being an Eagle Scout Means to Me.”
On Friday, I led the Yucaipa High School Color Guard at the Grand Opening to El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa. It was amazing 300+ acre park in Yucaipa in the foothills before Oak Glen. It was a nice surprise when Matt Knox, Congressman Paul Cook, District Coordinator, congratulated me for my recent nomination to the academies at the event.
Need your help this is my last 6 months of scouting and my final Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on SuperBowl Sunday. Let me know how many tickets you would like ($5 each). If you like to just give a donation, I will give ticket to someone in need. Just let me know, your help would be greatly appreciated. See you Sunday!
I just got my official letter from Congressman Col. Paul Cook (Ret.). I received a congressional nomination to United States Military Academy (West Point), the United States Naval Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
I am excited, humbled, and grateful for the nominations. I know this step gets me closer to my dream of becoming officer in the United States Miltary.
I received a JRROTC nomination to the Air Force Academy few weeks ago so I have been nominated to all the service academies.
For those that may not understand how nomination works, receiving a nomination to the academies does not guarantee you an appointment to the academy. However, not having a nomination you cannot be admitted to a service academy if you are selected. So I am closer to possibly being appointed.
Thank you Congressman Paul Cook, and huge thank you to Jan Leja and Matt Knox at Congressman Cooks office.
Thank you to Eamonn McGloin, Woody Andrews, Charlene Varela, and my dad for helping me with my prep for the nomination interview and for all those that took the time to write recommendation letters: Mr. McGloin, Col. Dente, Mr. Foster, and Col. Maldanado.
It has been two weeks since my congressional nomination interview with Congressman Paul Cook office in California District 8, and I am still waiting for the results, sometimes that is the hardest part.
I know someone in my district who recently found out he was nominated to USNA and West Point. I was happy for his nomination it must have felt great finding out.
Hopefully, I will know my results soon. I know January 31 is deadline for the service academies to get results.
On a different subject, the other day I got TWE (Tiny White Envelope) from the Naval Academy and that kinda of scared me.
A TWE is usually a bad thing, typically a kind rejection letter. Luckily, it was just Naval Academy informing me that the Vice-President received my request for Vice-Presidential nomination.
So I sit here fingers crossed I get my nomination to my primary choice the United States Naval Academy, however, any nomination to any academy is a complete honor.
This was our first hike of the year. We hike about 10 miles total. It was great hike to start year and my last time here with the Scouts.
Today, my dad drove me up to Apple Valley to do my congressional nomination interview with Congressman Paul Cook’s office. There were 3 military representatives along with a local community leader and a member of Congressman Cook. I felt good after the interview and they said we should find out the results in a few weeks.
So now I am finally finished with applying and interviewing to 5 Service Academies, 9 colleges and two ROTC scholarship interviews.
The waiting game has begun and now it’s time for him to just enjoy that last 6 months of high school.
Just finished up my “Murder Board.” It was a great “mock” interview to prepare for my congressional nomination interview. I got some great advice on how to improve my interview. I ready for tomorrow Congressional nomination interview with Congressman Paul Cook office. Thank you to Woody Andrews, Eamonn McGloin, and Charlene Varela and my Dad for helping put this together.
What is Murder Board? I learned about it at Greystone Prep School website. The Murder Board is a professional preparation for the actual congressional nomination interview.
I decided I like to do a practise interview that will happen today.
My Dad helped me get few local professionals from our community to ask me questions that where asked to other Service Academies candidates.
My congressional nomination interview with Congressman Paul Cook office is tomorrow at 3pm.
I think this will be great practise to see how I can have the best congressional nomination.
Last night, my dad and I spent evening at Yucaipa Community Center where Congressman Col. Paul Cook (ret), hosted his first meet and greet since becoming the congressman for our district. It was standing room only. I got a chance to talk with Congressman Cook, and he wished me luck in my upcoming nomination interview with his office in a few weeks.
I was sitting with my ROTC Instructors, Col. Maldonado and Tech. Sgt.
Mayor Denise Hoyt at the event as well. Did you know that Mayor is one my assistant swimming coaches and the counselor to my Yucaipa Youth Advisory Committee.
I was just notified that my congressional interview with Col. Paul Cook(ret) office is on January 4, 2014.
I am excited about this interview and looking forward to sharing with the panel my desire to serve my country. The one thing that has prepared me for this interview has been the last five years of interviews with the Boy Scouts. Every rank advancement we had to do a skills review, scoutmaster interview and board reviews. Thank God for scouting.
I am planning on doing a “mock” board review with the help of some of the scout parents to help me better prepare for my nomination panel interview. I am going to trying to get that done in next couple weeks.
I am asking for nomination to Naval Academy, West Point, Air Force Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy. My application to all the academies is complete except the Merchant Marine Academy. I have few more items to finish up this next week on the Merchant Marine Academy.
Here is the letter I received from Congressman Cooks office.
It’s been a really busy week working towards my post high school educational plans.
I took my Army ROTC scholarship interview at Pitzer College in Claremont, California on Thursday.
Then yesterday, I found out when I logged into my Air Force Academy Admission site, they received a JRROTC nomination that I sent in a few months ago. That was pretty exciting, hopefully I will get awarded that nomination. I also submitted my Vice-Presidential nomination online and still waiting to hear from Congressman Paul Cook office for my congressional interview.
I know I still have a long way to go to get admitted to any of the military academies. I have been planning on my backup plans as well.
I have submitted applications to 8 other colleges just in case I am not admitted to any of the academies or their prep school programs.