Archive for March 2013

Sons of American Legion

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Today I officially became a member of The Sons of American Legion(SALS) with my Dad. I never heard of the SALS until I was nominated to the American Legion Boy’s State program.

After hearing about about the SAL organization and how SAL’s mission: to strengthen the four pillars of The American Legion they place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

I knew this was place I love to volunteer my time. I qualified for membership because my Grandpa, George Samaniego served in Vietnam in the Army and my Granddad, Juan Orona, served in Vietnam in the Navy. I also learned my Great Grandpa, George Samaniego, was a Marine in Guadalcanal during WW2.

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Helping Devin McGloin with his Eagle Project

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We had another wonderful weekend helping Devin McGloin of our Boy Scout Troop 11 complete his Eagle Project at Redlands High School. Congratulations Devin looking forward to another brother eagle.

 

Earned my climbing merit badge at Joshua Tree

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This weekend I attend our Troop 11 Boy Scout Joshua Tree event. It is one of my favorite events to attend, because our entire family get to do to Joshua Tree.

While there I spent 7 hours with 21 other scouts earning our “Climbing Merit Badge”

We had our chili cookoff, breakfast cookoff, and got to boulder. Nothing but fun!

Redlands Boy Scout invited to United States Naval Academy – Redlands Daily Facts

Redlands Daily Facts Article  on March 14, 2013

Redlands Daily Facts Article on March 14, 2013

Andrew Samaniego invited to The Naval Academy Summer Seminar

Andrew Samaniego Invited to Naval Academy Summer Seminar
Andrew Samaniego Invited to Naval Academy Summer Seminar

Andrew Samaniego Invited to Naval Academy Summer Seminar

Andrew Samaniego front cover of News Mirror

Andrew Samaniego front cover of News Mirror

Andrew Samaniego is going to Naval Academy this Summer.

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I love the way that sounds. “Andrew Samaniego is going to The United States Naval Academy. ”

That’s right, after patiently waiting since I applied to the The Naval Academy Summer Seminar program early this year.

I got this email below.

This program is specifically meant for upcoming seniors who are good candidates for the Academy.

Andrew Samaniego is selected to attend Naval Academy Summer Seminar in June 2013

Andrew Samaniego is selected to attend Naval Academy Summer Seminar in June 2013