Local High School Student to Get Unique Look at U.S. Naval Academy While Attending Fast-Paced Summer Seminar
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Naval Academy invited a select group of approximately 2,250 young men and women from around the nation and world to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar this summer. Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school and are considering applying for admission to the Academy after graduation.
Benjamin Harder, a student at Knox County R-1 in Edina, Missouri, will participate in the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar Program.
Summer Seminar will teach prospective applicants about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation’s leaders. Each student will attend a six-day session and experience a part of Academy life. They will live in Bancroft Hall (the dormitory in which all Academy midshipmen live), eat in the dining hall, participate in academic and leadership workshops and experience a variety of other activities on the campus. They will have an opportunity to see first-hand what the Academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, athletic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs.
The Summer Seminar will have an academic focus. Each student will attend eight 90-minute workshops, covering subjects from Information Technology, Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering, to Oceanography, Mathematics, History and Meteorology. They will also participate in Seamanship and Navigation classes and will take an actual cruise aboard a Yard Patrol (YP) Craft to apply what they will learn in class. Naval Academy students (Midshipmen) run Summer Seminar with oversight by active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers.
Founded in 1845, the Naval Academy is a highly competitive four-year undergraduate institution that prepares young men and women morally, mentally and physically to be Navy or Marine Corps officers. Upon graduation, Naval Academy Midshipmen receive a Bachelor of Science degree in one of 22 majors and a commission as ensigns in the U.S. Navy or second lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corps and serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service to the nation.
For more information on the U.S. Naval Academy and the Summer Seminar, visit http://www.usna.edu/Admission/nass.htm. For more information on the Naval Academy, visit http://www.usna.edu