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Day 1 – United States Naval Academy Preparatory

Fresh haircuts and now studying our "Rates." Which is basically military knowledge.

Today is Day 1 at Naval Academy Preparatory School. I will be having my Dad, update my website while I am in the dark. Here are just few pictures from

Leaving to United States Naval Academy Preparatory School

Andrew say's goodbye!

The time has come and it’s time to move to Newport, Rhode Island. I will be training at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at Naval Station in Newport

Yucaipa High School Graduation

Samaniego High School Award Ceremony

Graduation was truly amazing day and now the next chapter of my life is about to begin. The Yucaipa News Mirror captured some great moments from Yucaipa High School Awards

Pop Nye – What happen to your shirt?

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I finally got a copy of the Redlands Daily Facts where I was building a fire during the Super Scout competition. While building the fire I had to take my

Dynamite – Looks like Naval Academy is having some fun!

Day 1 – United States Naval Academy Preparatory

Fresh haircuts and now studying our "Rates." Which is basically military knowledge.

Today is Day 1 at Naval Academy Preparatory School. I will be having my Dad, update my website while I am in the dark. Here are just few pictures from Day 1.

Checking in at NAPS!

Checking in at NAPS!

Lined up for haircut at Naval Academy Preparatory School

Lined up for haircut at Naval Academy Preparatory School

Fresh haircuts and now studying our "Rates." Which is basically military knowledge.

Fresh haircuts and now studying our “Rates.” Which is basically military knowledge.

 

 

Leaving to United States Naval Academy Preparatory School

Andrew say's goodbye!

The time has come and it’s time to move to Newport, Rhode Island. I will be training at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at Naval Station in Newport , Rhode Island for the next 10 months. Once I complete my training I will be attending the United States Naval Academy and become part of the Class of 2019

Our final picture with Andrew and civilian.

Our final picture with Andrew and civilian.

Don comes out to airport to say good by to Andrew.

Don comes out to airport to say good by to Andrew.

Andrew say's goodbye!

Andrew say’s goodbye!

Yucaipa High School Graduation

Samaniego High School Award Ceremony

Graduation was truly amazing day and now the next chapter of my life is about to begin. The Yucaipa News Mirror captured some great moments from Yucaipa High School Awards Night and from Graduation Night.

Samaniego High School Award Ceremony

Award ceremony where I officially received Naval Academy Prep Appointment from Naval Academy, Blue and Gold Officer, Don Riojas.

 

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CSF Academic Honors List

Samaniego waiting for graduation.

My friends and I made the paper while waiting for Graduation

Pop Nye – What happen to your shirt?

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I finally got a copy of the Redlands Daily Facts where I was building a fire during the Super Scout competition. While building the fire I had to take my shirt off to block the wind from blowing out the fire. Fortunately, I was the first to burn the rope and win the overall competition.

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Dynamite – Looks like Naval Academy is having some fun!

Memorial Day Service

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Today I was honored to lead the Yucaipa High School JR ROTC Memorial Day Service in the City of Banning. It will also be the last time I wear my Air Force JR ROTC uniform and my next uniform will be that of the United States Navy when I attend to US Naval Academy Preparatory school at Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island in July.

3rd Eagle Project this month – Alex Bottenberg

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This is our 3rd Eagle Project this month with Troop 11. This project was led by Alex Bottenberg. We painted the teen center at City of Yucaipa. I just realized this is my final Eagle Project I will participate in prior to leaving scouting.

 

Troop 11 Eagle Project led by Brett

Rock garden and seculence garden

This was second Eagle project this month with my troop. My friend, Brett Everst, completed his Eagle Project at Unity of Yucaipa Church. We built a rock and succulence garden that was the final part of another Eagle Project we did a Labyrinth, last year led by Ventura Wilson.

 

 

Awards Night at Yucaipa High School

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I found out today I will be graduating with honors and I also received special recognition from my JROTC Instructor!

 

Colin Norris Eagle Project at Yucaipa Equestrian Center

Putting in irrigation system for new trees we planted

Just finished up doing a Troop 11 Eagle Project, led by Colin Norris at Yucaipa Equestrian Center.

I finally won Boy Scout Super Scout at Pop Nye

First one to get fire going and burn rope

Last month, I competed in my final Boy Scout Camporee called Pop Nye with my Troop 11. I was a member of the Ice Hawk Patrol and had a great time and was really proud how the young Ice Hawks competed. They even earned the presidential award which means they scored at least 90% in every category.

I also got a chance to compete in the Super Scout competition and I finally won this competition. It was something I wanted to earn before leaving boy scouts program in couple months. Here was recent article that was posted in the Redlands Daily Facts.

 Andrew Samaniego Wins Super Scout

Andrew Samaniego Wins Super Scout

Accepted to US States Air Force Academy Prep

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This afternoon I received an email that I was just accepted to US States Air Force Academy Prep School at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. I was curious that I had not heard anything. This was the last military academy that I had not heard from after applying to all five.

Although, I am completely humbled and honored by the offer by the US Air Force Academy. I have already accepted my officer to Naval Academy Prep School and have to report to Naval Station, Newport Rhode Island on July 22, 2013

 

US Air Force Academy Prep School

US Air Force Academy Prep School

Speaking Engagement -Fire up for Scouting

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I will be speaking this Wednesday evening at Boy Scout event, Fired Up For Scouting. Looking forward to sharing my story. See Details below

Fired Up For Scouting

Army ROTC Scholarship

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Last year, I started my journey to attend college and I applied to all the service academies and civilian schools and finally for the ARMY & NAVY ROTC Scholarships.

Although, I signed my letter of intent for the United States Naval Academy Prep School at the Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island. It is interesting to see what could have happen.

Last week, I found out I was awarded a full ARMY ROTC scholarship to the University of Texas in San Antonio. I also received acceptances to Texas A&M and UC Riverside.

I mention in a earlier post I also received an appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.I am curious still curious if I will receive any offers from Air Force Academy or West Point. They are supposed to notify us by April 15th.

It was neat getting the letter below.

 

Full Scholarship to University of Texas.

Full Scholarship to University of Texas.

Yucaipa Youth Commission Visits El Dorado Park

Yucaipa Youth Commission Visits El Dorado Park

Our Yucaipa Youth Commission got to visit the new El Dorado park here in Yucaipa. It is a nature preserve with trails for hikers, horse back riding or bicyclist. It is truly beautiful and only about 1 mile from my home.

Yucaipa Youth Commission Visits El Dorado Park

Yucaipa Youth Commission Visits El Dorado Park