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What’s a Candidate Weekend Visit?

30 Oct

Please accept my personal invitation to spend a weekend visiting the U. S. Naval Academy and historic Annapolis.rankstripes This visit program is offered only to a select group of candidates.”

One day, you get home from school, rush to the mailbox to see if your USNA acceptance letter is there–and find this instead. You are fully qualified to be a Midshipman, just waiting to see if you’re competitive among the pool of applicants. This should be your acceptance, but instead is an offer to spend a weekend as a Mid–two days with a Plebe, observing academic classes, physical exercise, and all daily activities. Can you survive Calculus and Chemistry (the Plebe killer)? Are Mids friendly? Will they give you the low-down on Academy life?. Mentally, you’re already at USNA. You’ve committed yourself to four years, and then five more years serving your country. Why do you need this?

When you look into it more, you realize it’s a good idea–for you and them. You get to find out first hand if the Mid life is right for you, and they get the same. With the price of educating a Midshipman approaching a quarter million dollars, they don’t want to make mistakes.

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USNA 2017 Plebes Are Here

29 Aug

Follow me.


Jacqui Murray wrote the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, a USNA columnist for Examiner.com, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, a weekly contributor to TeachHUB, and a monthly contributor to Today’s AuthorCurrently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

 
 

August To Do List for USNA Applicants

13 Aug
usna to do list

Get into USNA

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be

happy you’re done. Move on to the next:

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more of your time and money before you achieve your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

 
 

Plebe Parent Weekend is Past; Reform is Coming

12 Aug

usna The physicality of plebe summer is over. Now that exercise moves to the brain. Reform is August 17th and classes will begin August 19th. You probably saw lots of videos of USNA’s weekend, but did you see West Point’s? Zoe wouldn’t consider any Academy other than USNA, but watch this. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s inspirational:

During Cadet Basic Training (CBT) also known as “Beast,” plebes have to memorize lots of different bits of information and military phrases, mottos, and quotes. One of them is the Soldier’s Creed. With no disrespect to the Soldier’s Creed, I thought that Plebes needed something of their own, so I changed up the words, and this is what turned out.
Hope you enjoy it.

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You Know You’re a Plebe if…

15 Jul

If you read my post on Plebe Parents, here’s one for your future or current Plebes. These are from the USNA parent networks. Good reading…

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You Know You’re a PLEBE When…

  • your favorite word is “YUT!”
  • it is dark when you get up and it is dark when you go to sleep
  • you wake up and discover your bed is on fire and go back to sleep because you just don’t care
  • when sitting in your room you are used to any Plebe just coming in and waiting while a group of upperclassmen walk past
  • you think about how relaxing it would be to be in jail
  • you now can have REM sleep standing up

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A Day in the Life of a new Plebe

09 Jul

This was a few years ago, so maybe they’re nicer now…


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Jacqui Murray wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger,IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.


 
 

Are You Going to I-Day? Part II

27 Jun

Here’s Part I. When you’re done reading that, here’s more info from the USNA website on how to prepare:

Induction Day Information

plebes-sailing.jpgUSNA Gate access for Induction Day:

26 June and 27 June Gate Access (I-Day minus one and I-Day)

  • Gate 8 Open 24 hours a day for both vehicles and pedestrians
  • Gate 1 Vehicle Traffic: 5:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Gate 1 Pedestrian Traffic: 6:00 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Gate 3 Pedestrian Traffic: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Gate 3 Vehicle Traffic:
    6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: INBOUND traffic only
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: CLOSED
    3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: OUTBOUND traffic only
    6:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m.: CLOSED

Additional Information and References

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June To Do List for USNA Applicants

21 Jun
usna

Get into USNA

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next:

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment in time and money because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more before achieving your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

From the perspective of a woman who was accepted and how she accomplished it. Down-to earth, personal, definitely not dry, and should give confidence to any teen, male or female, considering a military academy their first choice college.

A general and useful overview of the USNA application and the academy in general

Seniors–Accepted?

Permits to Report are still going out–until I-Day. If you get one, notify the Admissions Office of your intention to accept or decline immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Going to USNA? Ready for I-Day

17 Jun

I can’t improve on this list, so I’ll just pass it on…

Day 1 as a Plebe--Already squared away

Day 1 as a Plebe–Already squared away

I-Day CHECK LIST

(from the official Parent site--USNA.org)

Get together the following must have items to take on I-Day…
Officially Approved Items:

  • Small, inexpensive Gym bag containing…
  • One Pair (Only) Mostly White Running Shoes – Broken in.
  • Minimum Six Pair Full Length White Crew Socks
  • A two week supply (Minimum) of the following Toiletries…
    • Razor, Blades & Shaving Cream or
      Electric Shaver (may be rechargable &/or Wet/Dry)
    • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
    • Soap, Shampoo
    • Mouthwash

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May To Do List for USNA Applicants

04 May
get into usna

Get into USNA

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be

happy you’re done. Move on to the next:

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment in time and money because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more before achieving your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

From the perspective of a woman who was accepted and how she accomplished it. Down-to earth, personal, definitely not dry, and should give confidence to any teen, male or female, considering a military academy their first choice college. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 
 
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