teen at­tends naval sem­i­nar

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Matthew Blake Dwyer, 17, son of Pa­trick and Althea Dwyer of Wim­ber­ley, was se­lected to par­tic­i­pate in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Sum­mer Lead­er­ship Sem­i­nar.

The pro­gram is of­fered to young men and women who have just com­pleted their ju­nior year of high school. The par­tic­i­pants are se­lected based on GPA, class stand­ing and strong PSAT, SAT or ACT re­sults. They must demon­strate achieve­ment in ath­let­ics and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties; show lead­er­ship po­ten­tial; and show they are phys­i­cally fit, have a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and are self-dis­ci­plined and of good moral char­ac­ter.

The pro­gram teaches prospec­tive ap­pli­cants about life at the Naval Academy. Each stu­dent at­tends a six-day ses­sion and ex­pe­ri­ences a part of naval life.

Stu­dents also par­tic­i­pate in sea­man­ship and nav­i­ga­tion classes and take a cruise aboard a Navy Yard Pa­trol Craft to ap­ply what they learned in class. Dwyer will be a se­nior at Wim­ber­ley High School in the fall.

Matthew Blake Dwyer

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