"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
Aristotle
"The only way to find the limit of the possible is by going beyond them in to impossible."
Arthur C . Clarke
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
Henry Ford
"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs, Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves."
Dale Carnegie
"I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident they came by work."
Thomas Edison
"To finish first, you must first finish"
Sam Walton
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
Elbert Hubbard
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
Dale Carnegie
"I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."
Margaret Thatcher
"The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life."
Charles Schwab
"The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!"
Earl Nightingale
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
H. L. Hunt
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
John Ruskin
"Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great."
Fernando Flores
"It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up."
Babe Ruth
"Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen."
Dave Weinbaum
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Winston Churchill
"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
Theodore Roosevelt
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Aristotle
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
Thomas Jefferson
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is."
Yogi Berra
"The more I want to get something done the less I call it work."
Richard Bach
"Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition."
Sir William Osler
"The common denominator for success is work."
John D. Rockefeller
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt
"Life is about creating new opportunities, not waiting for them to come to you."
Salma Hayek
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
Michael Jordan
"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you."
Althea Gibson
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
Chinese Proverb
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."
Jimmie Johnson
"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal."
Joe Paterno
"Ingenuity plus courage plus work equals miracles."
Bob Richards
"Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
Richard L. Evans
"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
Jackie Joyner-Kersie
"I see possibilities in everything. For everything that's taken away, something of greater value has been given."
Michael J. Fox
"There are no office hours for champions."
Paul Dietzel
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure."
W.J. Slim
"Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom."
Merry Browne
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Vincent Van Gogh
"Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you."
Frank Tyger
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears."
Anonymous
"Winning doesn't always mean being first."
Bonnie Lair
"It's always too early to quit."
Norman Vincent Peale
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
John Wooden
"I choose to focus on not what has happened but what we can do."
Ellen Pompeo
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
Booker T. Washington
"Courage faces fear and thereby masters it"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"He who dares nothing need hope for nothing."
Anonymous
"Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can."
Henry Drummond
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain
"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself."
Soren Kierkegaard
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill
"Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers."
Anonymous
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
Ambrose Redmoon
"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."
Keshavan Nair
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent."
Anonymous
"We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face."
Anonymous
"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."
John Wooden
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
Dale Carnegie
"There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul."
Anonymous
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt



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Oh, the weather outside is frightful,

But your Lands End outerwear is so delightful!

So no matter where you go,

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Greystone proudly introduces our new Lands End Store Front! Take a peek at all of the options available to you. We have everything from polos to parkas. Shop directly through Lands End for your Greystone Gear. Everything in the store can be embroidered with the Greystone logos! These are perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays, 4.0's, President's List, Dean's List, Nominations, CFA improvement, or just because! 

***Click here to visit Greystone's Lands End Store Front***

And please let us know if you have any questions.

P.S. Staff favorites include: Squall Jackets, Thermacheck Scarves, Women's Performance Cardigan, Pima Polo Shirts, Ball Caps, and the Men's Shawl Collar Pullover

Happy Shopping!

With a wreath, Greystone recognizes the service and sacrifice of our military veterans

Thank you, Veterans

We are grateful every day for the selfless service of our military veterans, but today we celebrate with the rest of the nation in honoring these heroes. Their sacrifices allow us to live in a great country that recognizes the rights and freedoms of its citizens. For that gift, we would like to say "Thank you". Thank you to all Veterans for your patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Making the Most of Every Opportunity

Greystone provides programs geared specifically towards helping our students raise their scores on the SAT and ACT. At no charge to the student, Greystone offers AceReader, an online speed reading and comprehension program (endorsed by the Air Force Academy) and Khan Academy, which is also online, but gives students free access to help in math and science. The students have taken advantage of these opportunities by doing a little work in both programs every day and the results have been outstanding. After this last SAT, many of our students have jumped 60 points or more in both the Math and Verbal sections! Some of those students include Charlie Pottorff, Cameron Stephen, Rae Ibinson, and Luke Raines. With these scores, these students have proven that they are willing to do whatever it takes to become the best candidate possible so that they can serve their country as academy trained and educated leaders. 

October at Greystone

The Class of 2015 with Greystone Board Members and Auxiliary on the Guadalupe River

October is an extremely busy month here at Greystone. The students have been keeping busy with their normal class schedule, morning PT, Toastmasters, study hall, and weekly community service. Then on top of that, they've put the finishing touches on their nomination and academy applications, excelled in their CFA's and PRT's, and studied continuously to earn high scores on the SAT and ACT. They also had time to spend a fun afternoon out at the home of Greystone Auxiliary member, Karen Evans. Karen, with the help of Nancy Dickinson (Greystone Board of Directors) invited the entire class out to her home on the Guadalupe River to relax and enjoy a fantastic meal catered by Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant. Some of the students stayed inside to watch tv and play games, while others chose to start a game of football or kayak on the river. Whichever activity they chose, it was a chance for the students to unwind away from campus and enjoy each other's company. Days like this would not be possible without the help of our Friends of Greystone, so we would like to extend a big thank you for all of their generous hospitality!

Greystone Honor & Conduct Committees with mentor, Judge Fred Henneke

Choosing a Life of Honor

The Greystone class of 2015 presented their newly drafted Honor Code and Standards of Conduct to the public this week. Judge Fred Henneke, who served as a mentor to the students as they were creating their documents also presided over the event. "We began our drafts by researching the Honor Codes and Standards of Conduct from each of the five federal service academies," said Chase Dean of Buda, TX, chairman of the Honor Code committee. "The Honor Code is a document in which we define both honor and integrity while the Standards of Conduct describe the high standards of professionalism we will need at Greystone while we prepare for the academies," said Charles Wagner of Villa Rica, GA, chairman of the Standards of Conduct committee. After researching, the students discussed each point as it related to their class and their goals of becoming midshipmen or cadets. From this point forward, they will live under and hold each other accountable to the standards that they have publicly announced. Congratulations Class of 2015 on a job well done!

What's in a number?  Over the course of the last 10 years, Greystone grads have managed to excel on every front - academically, athletically and as leaders.  Since this program began operation in 2004, 93% of all Greystone grads earned scholarships leading to their commission. Of those scholarships, 86% are academy appointments! What Greystone provides their students empowers them to not just enter an academy, 89% 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!

Greystone Class of 2015!

 

 


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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