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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.
Two for USMAPS!
|Shawn Quillen has also received an offer to USMAPS!|
Even as we near the end of the school year, we are hearing more good news. Shawn Quillen has received an offer to attend the Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS)! That means that we may have two students there next year. Congratulations Shawn! Your hard work and dedication to your academics and athletics has paid off!
Ending on a High Note
|Joao Bermudez is going to the United States Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS)!|
As usual, this week has been incredibly busy at Greystone causing the days to go by a little too quickly. However, Friday has given us the chance to stop and take a look around as we celebrate some good news with our students. We found out today that Joao Bermudez will be at the United States Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS) next year, following in the footsteps of former Greystoner Eddie Ortega (Class of 2010)! Claire Clark received an appointment to the Coast Guard Academy! The first Coast Guard appointment for the class of 2013. And all five of our Naval Academy Foundation sponsored students have received official word that they will be joining the USNA Class of 2017! Congratulations Evan Hovenden, Erin Thamm, Joe Puza, Vicky Reyes, and Shannon Brown! All seven of these students have worked incredibly hard to get to this point and they have much to be proud of! We cannot wait to see all that you accomplish in the future.
|Greystone's Pistol Team practices at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Center|
Greystone Pistol Team
As future military officers, the Greystone students understand that using firearms will be a part of their career training at the academies. To help them get prepared Greystone offers the students an opportunity to become familiar with a variety of guns at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Center. The HCSSC is an official US Olympic Training Center for shooting sports and is designed to support training for shotgun, rifle, and pistol shooting. This year, a group of Greystone students have put together an official Pistol Team that participates in shooting competitions all around the Texas Hill Country. On Friday afternoons, team members spend hours at the shooting range learning proper technique for accurate shooting in both static and dynamic situations. Having this training experience will put the Greystoners ahead of their classmates at the academies who have never handled a firearm before and give them the chance to be a leader among leaders. If you are interested in supporting the Pistol Team please give the Greystone Office a call at 830-896-6530.
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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