Archive for February 2014

Offer to Texas A&M

I got my offer to my 1st choice civilian school. But I decided to take my Naval Academy offer.

Just found out I was accepted to Texas A&M. I would have been honored to be part of the legendary Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. However, I signed my letter of intent already Naval Academy Prep School.

I got my offer to my 1st choice civilian school. But I decided to take my Naval Academy offer.

I got my offer to my 1st choice civilian school. But I decided to take my Naval Academy offer.

The Making of an Officer – USNA (VIDEO)

USNA Midshipman

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.

 

 

Signed my acceptance letter to USNA

USNA Prep Offer ready for the mail.

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.

Signing my USNA Prep Offer

Signing my USNA Prep Offer

USNA Prep Offer ready for the mail.

USNA Prep Offer ready for the mail.

Naval Academy Class of 2019

I was appointed USNA Prep School.

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.

Keynote Speaker at California BSA’s Inland Empire Council Award Dinner

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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.”

Grand Opening Ceremony of El Dorado Park in Yucaipa

Yucaipa ROTC Color Guard

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.