Pete Meyers, a junior at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School has been selected to be among the 500 attendees at West Point's prestigious Summer Leader's Experience, June 1-7 and also the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar June 15-20.
More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to each summer program, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point and the Naval Academy. Summer program attendees live in the cadet and midshipmen barracks, eat in the mess halls and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops. The one week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision making in their education, careers and lives in general.
West Point is a four year, co- educational, federally funded undergraduate college located 50 miles north of New York City. A preeminent leader/development institution, West Point was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering. Since then, West Point has grown in size and stature, but remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character for the Army.
Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy is a prestigious four-year college that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.