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New Candidate Weekend Dates Added to the Calendar
Due to the popularity of our Candidate Weekends, we have decided to add an additional weekend of the full Greystone experience to our calendar. Candidates can now reserve a space in the 24-26 April Candidate Weekend. Space is limited though, so register as soon as you can!
USMMA Appointments are Here!
|Frank Walter - USMMA||David Langston - USMMA||Collin Berenguer - USMMA||Noah Pehrson - USMA|
As of this week, we have students going to four out of the five federal service academies as part of the class of 2018! Frank Walter, David Langston, and Collin Berenguer have all earned appointments to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Noah Pehrson has also earned an appointment to West Point. Keep an eye out for more appointments coming in soon!
Greystone Hosts CMS Bob Gaylor at Klocko Leadership Lecture
|After the presentation CMS Gaylor answered questions with the class|
It is always an honor and a pleasure for Greystone to host Chief Master Sergeant Bob Gaylor as part of the Klocko Leadership Lecture series. This year his lecture covered the evolution of leadership styles as they've changed from the 1950's to the present. The styles ranged from the fear-inducing autocratic ideology to the relational and understanding form of leadership. Before concluding his presentation, Chief Gaylor challenged each of the students to evaluate what their current leadership style was and to incorporate the best attributes from each style into their own. Chief Gaylor's humor and insight made the evening an entertaining, educational experience for everyone in attendance. If you're interested in learning more about leadership, I highly recommend that you seek out Chief Gaylor's presentations - many of which can be found on YouTube. You will not regret it!
Received a TWE?
Although the sting of receiving a rejection letter is painful, it should not deter you from reaching your dream. All the TWE is, is an end of your first attempt at earning an academy appointment. You owe it to yourself to try again. Make your next attempt, a better, and more successful attempt by elevating your academy prep experience to the next level. Greystone offers just that - academy preparation at the university level. It's not grade 13 or a junior college - it's a true, 4-year university level prep program that offers flexibility in your academic schedule, structure and oversight in your nomination and academy application completion, and an academy graduation rate that is unmatched. For more information on what Greystone can do for you next year, call 830-896-6530, or click on the "Join Our Team" button above. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
The First Day of Spring Brings Good News!
|Sam Chadwick - USAFA||Jacob Crippes - USNA||Grant Parks - USAFA||Evin Rude - USMA|
This morning, around 0400, Grant Parks received the email he has been waiting for all year - his appointment to the Air Force Academy. Grant was also joined by his teammates Sam Chadwick, Evin Rude, Jacob Crippes, and Vincent Faust who each earned appointments this week! Sam will be joining Grant at USAFA next year, Evin received his appointment to USMA, and Jacob and Vincent earned their appointments to the Naval Academy! Congratulations to all of you! We are incredibly excited to swear you into the academies this summer.
Greystone Launches the Dream Maker Scholarship Crowd Funding Through Indiegogo
Every year, Greystone receives applications from academy hopefuls who come from difficult backgrounds where they lack family resources or support. These students are tenacious and driven in their pursuit of earning an academy appointment but unfortunately, may not have the same opportunities that other students have in order to get there. To help these students, Greystone has created the Dream Maker Scholarship through a crowd funding website called Indiegogo. Unlike other scholarships that only benefit one student, every dollar that goes to the Dream Maker Scholarship will help a new student year, after year, after year. To learn more about this unique scholarship and ways that you can help, please click here to get to our Indiegogo crowd funding site. With the support of our Greystone friends and family, we can make academy dreams come true for years to come!
Tony is hugged by his teammate, Nicky after receiving his USNA appointment.
Another USNA Appointment!
Tony White received his official USNA appointment today! He was recruited by the Navy Track and Field coach for javelin and will be joining the team next year. Congratulations Tony! Your hard work has paid off!
Congratulations Vincent Faust, Macy Miller, Conner Drum, and Noah Pehrson!
|Vincent Faust - USMA||Macy Miller - USAFA||Conner Drum - USMA||Noah Pehrson - USNA|
This week has been very exciting around the LA dormitory. Vincent Faust, Macy Miller, Conner Drum, and Noah Pehrson have all earned academy appointments! Each of the "Big 3" academies is represented in this group - Faust (USMA), Miller (USAFA), Drum (USMA), and Pehrson (USNA). Congratulations to these four. We are expecting great things from them!
Pay for Greystone with 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 to nearly nothing! 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. Greystone is the only academy-approved prep school in the nation that can offer these benefits due to our unique affiliation with Schreiner University. 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.
|Greystone Class of 2014!|
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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