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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Ex.BT.USN, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN Member

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    It has been quite a while; however, I'm back. I had to step away because of a new position I took...way too many hours in the office, moved on from that to a normal life.

    Okay so I currently have one that is a 3rd class midshipman at the U of South Carolina and two more following the journey.

    The 3rd class is doing great, maintaining a 3.25 GPA and thinks he can do better now that he is used to everything.

    For the other two, one will grad from UCONN in May and is going NUPOC. He had applied for the NROTC scholarship in HS and not the Academy I think it was one player in not getting the scholarship. His journey / dream continues!

    My daughter now has here eyes on the Academy as well as NROTC but likes the Academy path best. She applied and attended the summer STEM program this past summer. I honestly did not know what to expect but her quest started. She was sent a flyer for the STEM again but she thinks it is important to give others a chance. Instead of STEM she wants to attend the CREW camp and looks forward to applying for NASS next year. She lettered in crew her freshman year and is now thinking of rowing in college. How is it that girls are so calculated in their planning?

    She is on a fair path with a 4.2 GPA and top 10% of the class. Currently is on the Fall and Spring Crew team, winter track team and the Skeet team at my gun club. She also has leadership and vol work. Waiting on her PSAT scores but she will be taking the next set of ACT and SAT the next go around.

    Good to have more family time and be back looking at the forum.

    Happy New Year!!
     
  2. Row2020

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    The crew camp is outstanding! DS loved it!
     
  3. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN Member

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    Good times, thank you. My son who is a 3rd class attended NASS and the Crew camp but that was for the guys.
     
  4. navymomwannabe

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    Welcome back! Love that all your kids are finding their way. My DD will be applying to USCGA starting with AIM next month. It's time to step back on the SA roller coaster!

    And she also is more organized with her plan than her brother was....guess it's a girl thing!
     
  5. Wilco

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    Welcome back Ex BT USN. You had good DODMERB advice for high school son who has now just finished 1st semester as MS1 on AROTC scholarship. Good luck to yours!
     
  6. Ex.BT.USN

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    Excellent and congrats...!
     
  7. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    Hi again Ed. Glad to see you back here. Best to Dan.

    Regarding your daughter, I assume that she is a sophomore? Send me an email once she is enrolled in the Crew camp. I can get you and her connected with the freshman coach. Also, make sure that she bookmarks this page. She probably will want to wait until her junior year to fill that out, as I suspect that her 2K and other benchmark tests will improved.

    Regards,

    Sam
     
  8. kinnem

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    Welcome back Ex.BT.USN. I don't recall if I knew your DS was at South Carolina, but I certainly know now. My kid graduated and commissioned into the Corps from there this past May. I expect they at least knew 'of' each other. Great unit. I hope you're able to get there for some of the tailgates... great times.
     
  9. Ex.BT.USN

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    Sam,

    Hope all is well for you and your family as well. I misplaced your contact when I took my new position. I think I might know where I stashed them either way I can reach out through the forum. My daughter has fantastic technique but light on strength (very young - youngest in her grade by a year.) She has great length so stepping out of the boat her height is a surprise, lots of leg and arms. As she progress through I will keep you up to speed.

    kinnem, I hope you and your family are doing well. I don't think you meet my son at any of the tailgates but knows your son. BTW congrats on the commissioning I saw the pictures. I will give you a call. I have not been to a tailgate yet but maybe next year.
     
  10. VelveteenR

    VelveteenR Just gathering dust in the nursery...

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    VelveteenCadet loved the Navy crew camp as well. He's now rowing at Army. It's all good. Best of luck to your daughter, Ex.
     

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