West Point

Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/27/2013 at 9:54AM

Three soldiers from Queens and Long Island got a hero’s welcome Monday when they paid a visit to a Bayside school. Students from P.S. 130 welcomed the trio of military men on November 25 with armfuls of letters and a homemade flag with each child’s handprint, thanking them for their service. Working with a nonprofit, [...]

Furloughs cancel forum for future cadets
Furloughs cancel forum for future cadets
News Melissa Chan 10/16/2013 at 11:50AM

Queens high school students looking to serve their country will have to make do without a planned information forum that could have been critical to their military future. Recruiters from five of the nation’s top military academies were set to meet the borough’s prospective cadets until the government shutdown trickled down and caused its cancellation. [...]

Francis Lewis JROTC program sends two more students to West Point
Francis Lewis JROTC program sends two more students to West Point
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/20/2013 at 2:01PM

The country’s largest Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program will send two more cadets to West Point. Aaron Lin, 19, and Brian Nepogoda, 17, have been accepted to the U.S. Military Academy. The JROTC program at their high school, Francis Lewis, has sent more than 20 cadets to West Point since 2003. Five of [...]