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04/30/2014 12:00 AM

04/29/2014 2:21 PM

Valley Charter student

to attend naval program

Noah Saenz, a student at Valley Charter High School, is among roughly 2,500 young men and women from around the country and abroad selected 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 students who are considering applying for admission to the academy.

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 academy life. Students will have the opportunity to live in Bancroft Hall, eat in King Hall and participate in academic and leadership workshops.

They also will join in daily physical training involving group runs and conditioning exercises. They will experience firsthand what the Naval Academy has to offer through its academic, athletic and 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.

For more information about the Naval Academy, visit www.usna.edu or its admissions’ Facebook page.

– Bee staff

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