Prep Talk

Four Earn Nominations to U.S. Service Academies

Posted February 16th, 2018

With acceptance rates ranging from 9% to 18%, admission into the United States Military, Naval, Air Force, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard academies brings forth competition against the best students in the entire country.  Each respective service academy holds the distinction of preparing the United States’ best and brightest for service in the U.S. Military and Intelligence communities.

With that honor brings about an arduous application process that greatly differs from a traditional experience.

The journey begins with the assistance of our college guidance department from the outset of a candidate’s junior year.  At this point in the process, the students fill out questionnaires and begin applying for their nominations.  This official nomination may only come from members of Congress, U.S. Senators, and the Vice President of the United States.

Four Hermits reached another milestone on that very service academy admissions journey.  The newest congressional nominees from the Office of Congressman Donald Norcross were recognized on Monday evening at Camden County College for earning an official nomination to U.S. Service Academies.  As recognized by Congressman Norcross during his speech, St. Augustine is among a small list of schools that earns annual nominations.  The entire school community is proud of these four Christian Gentlemen and we will continue wishful prayers for their successful appointment to their respective academies!

The students receiving congressional nominations were as follows:

Shawn Carlin (U.S. Naval Academy)
Matthew Cottrell (U.S. Air Force Academy)
Andrew Dailey (U.S. Military Academy)
Nicholas Pilny (U.S. Naval Academy)