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|Keegan was the first plebe in the Class of 2013 to reach the top of the Herndon monument.|
USNA Distinguished Graduate
Keegan Albi, USNA Class of 2013 and Greystone Class of 2009 has graduated from the Naval Academy as a Distinguished Graduate. Through hard work in his academics, Keegan has finished his four years at USNA among the top 100 mishipmen in his class. As a result of his excellent academic performance he was also able to spend a semester abroad in Japan! Congratulations Keegan on all that you've accomplished!
|CDR Bailey & 2nd Lt Simmonds (Greystone Class of 2009) at pre-graduation festivities|
Greystone's First Air Force Graduate
On Wednesday, 29 May CDR Bailey had the honor of swearing in the first Greystoner to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, Holden Simmonds. 2nd Lt Simmonds earned the distinction of "Distinguished Graduate" by completing his four years at the academy among the top 100 cadets for the Class of 2013! Congratulations Holden! We know that you will achieve great things as an officer in the United States Air Force.
Congratulations, USNA Class of 2013!
|Congratulations Greystone Class of 2009!|
This Memorial Day weekend we were able to celebrate an incredible accomplishment. Four Greystone students from the Class of 2009 graduated from the United States Naval Academy on Friday! Keegan Albi, Sarah Early, Niko Patitsas, and Stephen Scales are now graduates of one of the premier leadership institutions in the world. Congratulations, USNA Class of 2013! We anticipate great things from all of you!
Also graduating this year, are Holden Simmonds from USAFA and Max Rowland from USMMA! Keep an eye out for more graduation news.
Plebes No More!
|USNA Class of 2016 Takes on Herndon|
Last week, the USNA Class of 2016 completed their last challenge as plebes - climbing the Herndon monument to replace the "dixie cup" plebe hat with an upperclassman's cover. Although the monument is only 21 feet tall, the task of reaching the top can take hours. This is due to the fact that upperclassmen cover the entire monument with lard. In order to actually reach the top, the plebes build a human pyramid around the monument. Alone, conquering Herndon would be impossible, but as a team, the job always gets done.
|Greystone Class of 2012 are Plebes NO MORE!|
There to celebrate with midshipmen from the Greystone Class of 2012 were Dave and Brenda Bailey. After conquering Herndon, all Greystoners were invited to a "Plebes No More" dinner at Galway Bay where the idea of Greystone was initially formed! The Baileys had the opportunity to hear about the plebe experience from those who had just completed it and there was a common thread through all of the conversations - the Greystoners didn't just get through their first year, they excelled! And when asked what made the difference, the answer was simply "the year of prep at Greystone". In their year at Schreiner, Greystoners learn how to manage their time effectively, how to study at the university level, and how to rely on your teammates for help. These are all skills that serve them well at the academies because at Greystone, we're not just interested in getting you to the academy, we want to get you through the academy and beyond.
Greystone Class of 2013 Completes the Program Setting New Records!
Congratulations to the Greystone Class of 2013! Scholars, Athletes, and Leaders
Completing a year at Greystone is not an easy task. Students who join the Greystone team are pushed to their limits athletically and academically all the while being challenged to maintain high moral standards. The Class of 2013 embraced these challenges and as a result, excelled through the year! Academically, the Class of 2013 set the bar high for future Greystoners by earning a class average GPA of 3.81 in the fall semester and a 3.74 in the spring. They set a new record athletically in the number of students who "maxed out" on events in the CFA and PFT. And as a team, they were able to take control of their time here at Greystone to become effective leaders on the Schreiner campus and in the Kerrville community. Each Greystoner grew tremendously this year and should look back on their experience knowing that they can be successful in any endeavor due to the hard work that they put in to the program. Congratulations, Greystone Class of 2013! You are equipped with knowledge, skills, and determination that will serve you well for the rest of your life. You have much to proud of and we look forward to hearing about all of your accomplishments in the future!
|LTGEN Jay Kelley, President of the USAFA Falcon Foundation will be the guest speaker at the Achievement Recognition Ceremony for the Class of 2013 on Friday, 10 May!|
Congratulations to All New Falcon Foundation Scholars!
By now you have probably gone through a wide range of emotions in the past few weeks spanning from disappointed to hopeful as you plan out your future. This can be an incredibly confusing time as you determine what your next step will be, but rest assured that there are great options waiting for you. Greystone has a proven track record which includes 100% of our Falcon Foundation Scholars earning their appointments to the Air Force Academy. Greystone is also the only academy prep program associated with a four-year university. Our students have been able to take the actual courses that they will see in their Doolie year and get a leg up on their classmates once they’re at the academy. Each of the Falcon Scholars has been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, a freshman academic honor society reserved for students in the top 20% of their class. Howlett Cohick, the Executive Officer for the Greystone Class of 2013 earned a perfect 4.0 in the fall semester and is on track to do the same in the spring. Zach Eppinger, squad leader for Squad III finished the fall semester with a 3.94 GPA. And our two Jeff’s – Jeffrey Puhek and Jeffery Walton both also finished in the fall with a perfect 4.0. As the Academic Coordinator, Jeff Puhek was able to help his fellow classmates when they struggled with their classes. And Jeffery Walton served as both the logistics officer and section leader providing structure and organization to the class. Here at Greystone, the Falcon Foundation Scholars have had the opportunity to excel as leaders and scholars. If you are interested in accepting the challenge, we encourage you to complete the Greystone/Schreiner application and join our team for the Greystone Class of 2014! For any questions, give the office a call at 830-896-6530.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill
Is your parent a military veteran? If so, you may be eligible for an incredible scholarship through the VA that can reduce the cost of your year at Greystone. Schreiner University has chosen to participate in The Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program to benefit veterans and their families by helping them pay for portions of tuition, room, board, and books! If you believe that you may be eligible to receive these benefits please click here for a more in depth look. You can also visit the VA website for more details.
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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