The U.S. Naval Academy invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year.
Summer Seminar is a fast-paced leadership experience for rising seniors in high school. This program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering applying for admission to the Naval Academy.
Morgan “Park” Hilliard, a student at Warren County High School, will participate in this year’s Summer Seminar program. He leaves Saturday.
Summer Seminar teaches prospective applicants about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training are key elements in developing our nation’s leaders. Each student will attend a six-day session and experience a glimpse of USNA life. Students will have the opportunity to live in Bancroft Hall, eat in King Hall, and participate in academic and leadership workshops. They will also participate in daily physical training involving group runs and conditioning exercises. They will experience first-hand what the Naval Academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, athletic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs.
Summer Seminar has an academic focus, with each student attending eight, 90-minute workshops covering subjects from information technology, naval architecture and mechanical engineering, to oceanography, mathematics, history and meteorology. Students will also participate in seamanship and navigation classes and will take a cruise aboard a Navy Yard Patrol Craft to apply what they will learn in class.
Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy is a prestigious four-year college in Annapolis, Md., that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a bachelor of science degree and go on to serve at least five years of service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.
For more information about the Naval Academy, visit www.usna.edu.