St. Cecilia Academy News
Two SCA students spend summer at selective summer programs at United States Service Academies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 7 2017) — Two St. Cecilia Academy rising seniors participated in selective summer programs at United States Services Academies. Corinne Baroni attended the United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Grace Laster attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Rising senior Corinne Baroni traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado to attend the United States Air Force Academy's Summer Seminar. This summer program allows candidates for the Academy to experience all aspects of cadet life hands-on. The Summer Seminar consists of a MILEX day, which simulates Basic Training, classes, a practice fitness assessment, a ropes course, tours of facilities and labs, and briefings from cadets, officers, and others. Corinne took classes in electronics, philosophy, and model-rocket building at Summer Seminar, joining candidates from around the country and around the world.
Corinne Baroni is a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church and captain of the varsity volleyball team. Corinne plans to apply to the United States Air Force Academy this fall.
Grace Laster participated in the Naval Academy Summer Seminar in Annapolis, Maryland. The Summer Seminar teaches participants about life at the Naval Academy. Academics, athletics, and professional training are all equally important. Grace participated in workshops on Damage Control, Polymer Chemistry, Leadership Skills, Seamanship and Navigation, Yard Patrol Craft Cruise, Physics, and fitness assessments. “It was a high pressure situation and it was good to learn how to remain calm,” remarked Laster. Laster remained at the USNA to participate in the USNA Rowing Camp following the Summer Seminar.
Grace Laster is a parishioner of Cathedral of the Incarnation and captain of the St. Cecilia rowing team. Grace plans to apply to the United States Naval Academy this fall.
“We are proud of our students whose desire for service to others is prompting their interest in one of the United States Service Academies,” said Principal Sister Anne Catherine. “Corinne and Grace both possess the high character and strong self-discipline that would make them well-suited to serve our country in this way.”