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Class of 2019 Induction Day

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Andrew can be seen at 2:02 mark in second row taking the oath.

Army vs Navy – My First

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Navy won!!! Beat Army! Best football game I’ve ever been too. Now headed back to USNA. — feeling ecstatic at United States Naval Academy.10384120_913851648624909_6455922516147283413_n

 

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.

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

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.

Appointment to Unites States Merchant Marine Academy

I am honored by the Appointment to Merchant Marine Academy.

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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Andrew Samaniego of Yuca... U.S. Naval Prep School

Andrew Samaniego of Yuca... U.S. Naval Prep School

 

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Yucaipa News Mirror: Yucaipa High School senior accepts US Naval Academy Prep School offer

Yucaipa High School Senior Accepts US Naval Academy Prep School Offer

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Yucaipa High School Senior Accepts US Naval Academy Prep School Offer

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)

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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.

It’s Official: Congressional Nomination

Congressional nomination to West Point, Naval Academy, and US Merchant Marine Academy

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.

Congressional nomination to West Point, Naval Academy, and US Merchant Marine Academy

Congressional nomination to West Point, Naval Academy, and US Merchant Marine Academy

The waiting is the hardest

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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.

“Patiently Waiting”

Congressman Col. Paul Cook, Ret., California District 8

Congressman Col. Paul Cook, Ret., California District 8

Congressional Nomination Interview – Done

Andrew Samaniego

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.

Andrew Samaniego

Andrew Samaniego