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2 Port Washington Students Accepted to U.S. Service Academies

They will attend the U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Academy Preparatory School.

Two students from Port Washington have been accepted to the United States Service Academies, thanks to the support of Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-Roslyn Heights, who nominated them to attend the institutions.

Sara Giraldo, a student at the Naval Academy Preparatory School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Connor Wade, a student at W.T. Woodson High School in Virginia, will attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island.

The service academies are four-year institutions that combine post-secondary education with officer training for the United States armed forces. They include the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut.

These academies accept students who have been nominated by Members of Congress. Other students from Nassau County and Queens were also accepted into the academies.

Ackerman has selected students each year during his 30 years in the House of Representatives. This year’s group of students, however, as he is retiring when his term expires in January.

“It has been an honor to nominate the young leaders of our community each year to attend America’s prestigious service academies,” Ackerman, said in a statement. “Each of the students accepted this year are outstanding and exceptional individuals. I congratulate all of them, who will no doubt make our nation very proud.”

Lisa Patterson Lay June 18, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Sara is a remarkable person - determined, disciplined and caring. The Naval academy and the United Staes Military are fortunate to have her. Godspeed Sara!
Robert J. Pape, Jr. June 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Sara and Wade you have made Port Washington proud. We know you will serve our Nation with dedication and pride. Thank you for your willingness to serve. Godspeed cadets!
Ben June 19, 2012 at 05:34 PM
These young people were excellent students here it was clear that hey would do very well congratulations Sara and Connor!

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