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Greystone Hosts the 2013 Honor Code and Standards of Conduct Presentation
On Monday, the 30th of September, the Greystone Class of 2014 presented their Honor Code and Standards of Conduct to the public. Both committees have been working on these documents for the last two months, bringing them to the class to be voted on and then changed if necessary. Their final product can be seen below in the video of the evening's event. Enjoy!
|Grant Parks and Sandro Lione lower the flag to half staff|
Greystone Remembers 9/11
In a poignant ceremony at the Greystone Plaza flagpole this morning, the Greystone Class of 2014 paused from their daily routine to remember – and honor – those who were lost 12 years ago today.
During the ceremony, retired Lieutenant Colonel Todd Reichert, USA, discussed the importance of the events surrounding the terrorist attack that occurred on September 11, 2001. He acknowledged that most of the students, although they were only six or seven years of age at the time, likely remember exactly what they were doing and how they felt when they heard of the attacks, and that many of them developed the beginning of a passion to serve their country.
Reichert, Director of Plans and Operations at Greystone, reminded the students that they would pledge an oath to defend this nation’s freedom when they are appointed as military officers, and that pledge represents a tremendous responsibility to lead America’s fighting men and women to accomplish that vital task. He provided the future military officers with a brief overview of the history behind the oath, and had the students recite the text of the oath to gain a better appreciation of the responsibility they strive to obtain.
Grant Parks of Spring, TX and Sandro Lione of Plano, TX then lowered the American flag to half-staff in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, and to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedom since then. Normally, Greystone flies both the United States and Texas flags on a daily basis, but on this day, only the American flag was flown to emphasize the fact that we are first, and foremost, citizens of our great nation, united in an effort to defeat terrorism and protect the freedoms that we cherish.
Jason Raines of Maryland led his classmates in a prayer for strength prior to the conclusion of the ceremony. The Greystone students then broke ranks and quietly and respectfully departed for their Schreiner University classes.
Greystone is a unique program that combines intense service academy preparation with a challenging university education for high school graduates committed to earning their appointments to one of the five Federal Service Academies (Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine). In the past nine years, 100% of all Greystone students have earned at least one Congressional nomination. Ninety-eight percent were accepted into military officer programs and 89% of those graduates earned academy appointments. This success rate remains unmatched by any other academy prep program in the nation.
|Dan Gerson, Andrew Boyd, Sheldon Solomon, Conner Drum, and Aaron Beck at YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow|
Hit the Ground Running
Now finishing their third week of classes, the students are running at full speed. Their day starts at 0545 for morning PT and then continues without stopping until the end of Study Hall at 2200. It's been quite an adjustment for everyone - learning how to work at the college level with all of the additional time constraints, but they're all doing exceptionally well. Earlier this month, the class spent a weekend at the YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow hiking trails, swimming in the river, and challenging themselves on the high ropes course. In the next few weeks the class will be developing their own Honor Code and Standards of Conduct modeled after those at the academies. They will present it at a public forum on September 30th with Kerr County Judge Pat Tinley presiding over the event. Stay tuned for more details!
|Greystone Class of 2014!|
Welcome Greystone Class of 2014!
On August 1st, new students for the Greystone Class of 2014 reported onto campus at 0700 to begin a year-long journey and continue pursuing their dream of attending a United States service academy. Accompanied by family and friends, the students stepped into the Greystone yard not really knowing what would happen next but understanding that in order to achieve their goal, they would need to trust the new teammates around them. After a brief introduction, the parents and family members were moved to the student center to begin orientation while the students stayed at the dorm to bring it to life. Working with their new teammates, the students cleaned their rooms from top to bottom and helped each other move in. Students and parents were brought back to together in the afternoon to learn about the expectations of Greystone and make the commitment to give 110% effort 100% of the time. In the next few weeks, the Greystoners will participate in an intensive Summer Session to complete nomination and academy applications before the academic year starts. If you would like to send the students a few encouraging words, don't hesitate to send an email or snail mail to the Greystone staff which will then be passed on to the student. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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What's in a number? Over the course of the last 8 years, Greystone grads have managed to excel on every front - academically, athletically and as leaders. Since this program began operation in 2004, 99% of all Greystone grads earned scholarships leading to their commission. Of those scholarships, 89% are academy appointments! What's more impressive is that for a Free Agent, 82% earn their academy appointments! What Greystone provides their students empowers them to not just enter an academy, 92% have demonstrated that they have the skills and experience to graduate from the academies! If you are serious about entering one of the five federal service academies - and graduating so you can assume the awesome responsibility of a commissioned officer in the Armed Forces, Greystone is your only real choice for success!
Every year, thousands of high school and college students apply to the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy and every year, the vast majority of these high quality candidates are turned down for one or more reasons.See more.
Perhaps their GPA, class standing or SAT/ACT scores were not quite high enough. Perhaps their CFA score was low or they lacked the right sports involvement, extracurricular activities or leadership experience. Perhaps they lived in a highly competitive congressional district or state, and because there were so many equally well-qualified candidates, they did not receive a nomination. Perhaps they could not find the expertise they required to perfect their nomination and appointment application packages.
Clearly, there are many variables within the application process and many personal attributes that must be considered to determine who earns an appointment and who does not. However, if you feel in your heart that earning your academy appointment is part of your future – your dream – you must seriously consider all reapplication opportunities available and select the program that will enhance as many of your variables and attributes as possible. Your goal is to identify a program that will empower you to not just survive; your goal is to invest yourself completely in a program that will enable you to excel so that you can earn your academy appointment and then go on to maximize your entire academy experience!
If you are aspiring to become a true scholar, athlete and leader committed to your dream of earning your academy appointment, dedicated to the task of improving your academic variables and athletic attributes as a candidate, and tenacious in your ambition to serve your country as an academy graduate and commissioned military leader, you belong at Greystone.
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