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Appointments Continue to Roll in for Greystone 2015
The month of February has been an especially exciting time as more and more students hear from their congressmen and senators that they are earning their service academy appointments! So far we have seventeen appointments:
|Maria C. - USAFA||Katie K. - USAFA||Gabrielle R. - USMA|
|Maria D. - USAFA||Sarah K. - USAFA||Amy S. - USMA|
|Noah E. - USAFA||Nicky M. - USMA||Dylan T. - USMA & USNA|
|Hannah H. - USAFA||Benson M. - USMA||Chaz W. - USMA & USNA|
|Rae I. - USMMA||Scott P. - USMA||Andrew W. - USMA|
Congratulations to all who have earned appointments so far!
The First Appointments are In!
The first appointment for the Greystone Class of 2015 was earned by Dylan Tracy for the United States Naval Academy. The excitement from this news was quickly magnified 4-fold with the announcement that Benson Moore, Gabrielle Rupard, and Executive Officer - Nicky Manitzas all earned appointments to join the United States Military Academy class of 2019 and Chaz Wagner also earned his appointment to USNA! Keep an eye out for more exciting announcements here, and on the official Greystone Facebook and Twitter pages.
What's Your Backup Plan?
Every year, thousands of high school seniors apply to our federal service academies for one of the few precious slots available. In many cases, these students are dealt a hard blow when they receive the Thin White Envelope with a letter inside that starts "We regret to inform you..." For some, that's enough to make them throw in the towel, but for others who have prepared for this moment by applying to other universities and prep programs, it's motivation to start working again. Now, there are many different programs offering academy preparation, but there is only one that gives academy candidates the opportunity to prep at the university level - and that is Greystone at Schreiner University. Schreiner is a four-year, fully-accredited institution, not a junior college, so our students can be sure that they are preparing academically at the highest level possible. If you are willing to put forth another year towards reaching your academy dreams, and you want to take courses that are on par with those that you will see in your first year at an academy, then you owe it to yourself to put Greystone at the top of your list of backup plans. For more information about the Greystone program, you can call the office at 830.896.6530 or click here to receive a Greystone Information Package.
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.
|Greystone Class of 2015!|
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!
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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CDLT w/ CSM Rich: Enlisted & NCO Expectations From Officers
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