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APRIL 27, 2012
M I D S M E N TO R 5 T H GRADE CLASS Several midshipmen took time out of their hectic academic schedule to write personalized letters to students of a fifth grade class in California, April 22. The class “adopted” the U.S. Naval Academy to inspire the “future midshipmen” in both their academic and personal achievements. The support from the Brigade was overwhelming. 43 Midshipmen came together in less than 24 hours to write 64 unique letters of inspiration and encouragement - each student receiving two letters. Elementary school teacher Stephen Patton of David Weir Elementary in Fairfield, Ca., said that his school attended a conference in 2009 hosted by the “No Excuses University Network,” and initiated the adopt-a-university initiative. > > A RT I C L E
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MIDS COMPLETE HISTORIC SHIPWRECKS COURSE Approximately twenty five Midshipmen concluded the Naval Academy’s first three-credit course on Historical Shipwrecks by successfully locating the wreck site of an early twentieth century sailing ship, April 24-26.
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MIDSHIPMEN TRANSIT TO BALTIMORE’S INNER HARBOR
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MIDS BATTLE CADETS IN NSA’S CYBER DEFENSE EXERCISE
USNA competed against the U.S. Military Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy in the annual competition to determine who wins the coveted trophy as chief geeks. >>CNN
AC ADEMY PLAYS HOST TO SPECIAL OLYMPIANS
The United States Naval Academy sponsored the annual Special Olympics Maryland competition, April 21 – 22. The two-day event was a collaboration between the Midshipmen Action Group, the Annapolis Jaycees and local volunteers. > > FAC E B O O K
KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER BOWL USNA HOSTS SAAM 5K RUN SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED > > N AV Y S P O RT S
SPRING INTO FITNESS WALK
Every base in Naval District Washington (NDW) will host a “Spring Into Fitness Walk” on Wednesday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to noon. Assemble at the MWR Bldg. #89 on Bennion Road and walk the base housing course, back down to the starting point. Walkers get a “Spring Into Fitness” pin and healthy refreshments, with available BMI/blood pressure screenings and chair massages. NDW employees eligible for leave. Rain date is May 3. Call 410-293-9226.
SCHOOL-AGE CARE PROGRAM FAIR
The Billy the Kid Youth Center will host the free annual May Fair (School-age Care Program Open House) on Tuesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. for enrolled and Summer Camp students. This event includes games, activities, prizes and snacks. Call 410-293-9396.
P O O L PA S S E S O N S A L E
MWR Annapolis’ North Severn Pool (NSA Annapolis) and South Severn Pool (across from Gate 8), opens May 26. Swimming lessons run June 18-28 and July 9-19. Free lap swimming for military and DoD civilians on weekdays. DoD contractors need pool membership or pay daily guest fees. Buy membership passes at the MWR’s Bldg. #89. Call 410-293-9200.
B R I G A D E P L AY S I N T R A M U R A L C H A M P I O N S H I P S
Midshipmen battled for bragging rights this week in intramural soccer, basketball and fieldball. Check out our Flickr gallery to see photos from the games.
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NEWS, CLIPS & GALLERIES
MEN’S LAX DEFEATS JOHNS HOPKINS
KATY PERRY KISSES MID AT USNA CONCERT
NEWS FROM AROUND THE FLEET
CAPSTONE PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: HOVERCRAFT
C RO Q U E T M AT C H S E T F O R S AT U R DAY
USNA UNVEILS NEW ADMISSIONS WEBSITE
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