Sheriff's McDonnell and his Chief of Staff Chief Asmus visited Southeast Academy. During his visit Sheriff McDonnell promoted twelve cadets to the next rank. During the ceremony, Parents and Sheriff McDonnell pined the new rank on the collar of each cadet. Both gentlemen also visited classrooms, in addition Sheriff McDonnell took the time to address our cadets giving them words of encouragement. This was a exciting day for the cadets and our amazing staff.
Congresswomen Linda Sanchez addressed interested students at Southeast Academy High School on what it takes to earn an appointment to one of the five service academies. Service academies rank among the top colleges in the nation. Cadets and midshipmen at America's service academies accept a lifestyle that is both unique and demanding. Though they differ in terms of their history and mission, the military academies have more in common than people realize. The service academies all offer a rigorous four-year program. The focus is on developing leaders to serve our Nation in peace and during conflict.
After watching The 5-Pointed Star video cadets were able to talk and ask questions to the service representatives. This was a great day for Southeast Academy and the community of interested students and families.