US Navy offers adventures for high school students: Camp for high achievers and STEM program

Above: This summer, 12th graders can push themselves further at the Naval Academy. Meanwhile, lower classmen can get robots to do their push-ups. (Images from USNA You Tube videos, 2015)

The US Naval Academy is looking for future leaders to participate in two summer camp programs. And they are reaching out to our town.

Both opportunities are for high school students. One is a science and technology program for 9th-11th graders. The 2nd offers soon-to-be-seniors a fast-paced experience of life at the Naval Academy.

The camps are in Annapolis. So, what’s the Southborough connection?

According to Jim Hegarty, most of the 8th graders at Trottier visit USNA during their annual trip to Washington, DC. And Southborough has a strong connection to the academy:

Southborough is pretty unique since there are currently 2 students from Soutborough attending USNA and 4 recent graduates as well. It is incredibly rare to have so many students at USNA from a town our size!

Hegarty, a Blue & Gold Officer, acts as a volunteer admissions interviewer USNA. So, he wanted to make Southborough students aware of the opportunities.

Application deadlines are coming soon with one deadline of March 31, 2017. Here are more details: 

Naval Academy Summer Seminar  (apply by March 31, notification by April 15)

These are one week sessions at USNA for rising seniors who are considering applying to USNA. The student will spend a week learning what life is like at USNA, learn what ‘plebe summer’ means, speak with current midshipmen and also speak with Navy and Marine Corps officers about their choice of service. This is a terrific way for students to get an inside peek at this exceptional college and see if they are a good fit.

Summer STEM Camp (apply by April 15, notification by May 1)

Rising 9th,10th and 11th grade students can apply for the STEM program and spend a week in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. There are three one-week programs.

To get a better idea of what the experience is like, check out these promotional videos by USNA:

For more information or to apply for either program, click here. You can also contact the Office of Admissions at (410) 293-1858.

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