I am honored to have received an appointment to United States Merchant Marine Academy. I wanted to personally thank Congressman Paul Cook for the nomination to the academy. However, since I have accepted an appointment to United States Naval Academy Prep School, I will be turning down this appointment and I know someone else will have the honor to attend this amazing school.
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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.
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.
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.
Last Night, Congressman Paul Cooks Office had a service academy night at Yucaipa Community Center. The local representatives from the Naval Academy, West Point and the Air Force Academy where at the event.
It was a surprised to see my Naval Academy, Blue and Gold Officer, Don Riojas at the event. The last time I saw him he was interviewing me for the Naval Academy.
I had a chance to speak to Col. Leja. He is the local resident that was the first student from Yucaipa High School to attend the Air Force Academy and I also found out he started the Air Force JROTC program at Yucaipa High School.
He is now retired from Air Force and is an American Airline pilot.
I was really surprised to see how few students show up to this great event. I honestly believe that more people need to find out about all the service academy and what a great opportunity it is not only to get unbelievable education, but more importantly give us a chance to serve our country. I would like to come back to my community in the future and promote the service academy to our youth. I will put that on my wish list.
At the Naval Academy table, Mr. Riojas had a hat from the Naval Academy, and I got a chance with his permission to try it on, and it was a perfect fit.
Is this picture below a look into my future? I hope so? But for now it is a sit an wait for the admission to go through my file and make a decision.
I will just continue working hard at school, swim team, scouts, and keep taking the SAT and ACT exams.
Thank you to Congressman Col. Paul Cook, Ret., Matt Knox, and Jan Leja for putting this event today.
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.