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Student to attend session at U.S. Naval Academy

on May 29, 2013 10:39 AM

John David Henigin, a student at The Kiski School in Saltsburg, will participate in the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program and he will attend the 2013 Academy Introduction Mission Summer Program July 7 to 12 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Henigin is the son of David and Kimberly Henigin, of Indiana, and the grandson of Clair and Donna Ruffner, of Indiana, and Cecelia Henigin, of Blairsville.

During the week, he will be working with Coast Guard officers, cadets and faculty, who will demonstrate what being a member of the Coast Guard is all about. It is a physically and mentally challenging experience.

The U.S. Naval Academy invited a group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year. Summer Seminar is a fast-paced leadership experience for rising seniors in high school. This program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering applying for admission to USNA.

Summer Seminar teaches prospective applicants about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics and professional training are key elements in developing the nation’s leaders. Each student will attend a six-day session and experience a glimpse of USNA life. Students will have the opportunity to live in Bancroft Hall, eat in King Hall along with participating in academic and leadership workshops.

They will also participate in daily physical training involving group runs and conditioning exercises.

Summer Seminar has an academic focus, with each student attending eight 90-minute workshops, covering subjects from information technology, naval architecture and mechanical engineering, to oceanography, mathematics, history and meteorology. Students will also participate in seamanship and navigation classes and will take a cruise aboard a Navy Yard Patrol Craft to apply what they will learn in class. Naval Academy Midshipmen lead Summer Seminar with oversight by active-duty Navy and Marine Corps officers.

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