This would be driven by the Plebe to be/high school. Not by USNA. Certainly one could reach out and request a presentation or similar. But as discussed in the various multiple discussion about this, make sure it’s the students actual desire (vs parents). Most of these kids are humble by nature and don’t want to show up their classmates. It’s their last few moments of anonymity.I heard, although I can’t recall the source, that one to two Naval officers show up for the high school graduation ceremony for incoming USNA Plebes to be. Has anyone heard something similar?
That last strikes me as a bit ridiculous. Schools across the country do things with different dongles to recognize some achievement. My DS's college had a red, white, and blue dongle for graduates who completed the military science courses in the various services. It's tasteful, fits into the miter/gown thing and doesn't really attract much attention - unlike messages on the miter itself. Oh well. Welcome to America in the 21st century.This seems to be school and district dependent (and also what part of the country you're from, whether your in the city or burbs or country, etc.). DS's high school made nice accommodations for recognition during senior awards day - but the only attendees are the parents of other seniors receiving scholarships and awards (about 30 kids in total).
My DS's school has a strict policy of "no decorations" on graduation garb. It's because people are taping messages to the top of the miters and back of the gowns. Good policy, IMHO. But DS received a red, white, and blue cord with an Eagle dongle by the local National Eagle Scout Assn. chapter to recognize his Eagle and his appointment to USNA. He's been told he can't wear that during graduation because if they make an exception for him, then they would have to do it for everyone.
We're not a military family but our fathers were combat veterans and I grew up with a great respect for (and was taught to respect) men and women who serve in the armed forces. DW and I have tried to instill this in our sons (pretty successfully, thanks to important community institutions). But in the last few months, we have been surprised and saddened by the very negative responses that acquaintances, clergy, teachers, etc. have had to DS's decision to attend USNA. This is not universal, by any means, but it has come from several sources we would have never suspected. The senior administration of our school district has not been friendly. It's been an eye-opener for us (I guess we are naive).That last strikes me as a bit ridiculous. Schools across the country do things with different dongles to recognize some achievement.