LB - Grand Canyon Rail

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS |
Grand Canyon News | Grand Canyon, Arizona

home : latest news : latest news October 13, 2015

5/21/2013 10:10:00 AM
Grand Canyon student sets sights on Naval Academy experience
Nic Legaspi will attend the Naval Academy summer seminar. Clara Beard/WGCN
Nic Legaspi will attend the Naval Academy summer seminar. Clara Beard/WGCN

Clara Beard
Williams-Grand Canyon News Reporter

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Recently, Grand Canyon School (GCS) junior Nick Legaspi learned the Naval Academy accepted him into its summer seminar program to learn a little about what life would be like at the institution.

"I want to fly jets," Legaspi said. "You can't do that as an enlisted."

To get into the class of 2018 Legaspi is starting the application process now. Applying for the Naval Academy summer seminar is one part of that process.

Around 8,000 high school students apply, but the Academy only accepts 2,500.

"I guess I kind of have like a family history," Legaspi said. "A lot of my family was in the military and so it passed on to me and I really wanted to. Plus the Naval Academy has a really good engineering education program."

The summer seminar is designed to give potential candidates a taste of what life would be like at the academy.

"You go into classrooms and learn some of the stuff they would teach, I've seen videos of it and it also looks like there is a lot of team building exercise, too," Legaspi said.

After the seminar, which is the preliminary step in getting into the program, the Academy will name him an "official candidate," which starts the application process.

Legaspi will seek nominations from Senator John McCain, Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick and from the offices of the President and Vice-President.

Legaspi has to get one nomination from those sources, which they will send off to the Naval Academy. Along with the nomination, the academy takes into consideration his medical status, grades and SAT scores, among other things.

Around this time next year, Legaspi will know whether or not he's been selected for the class of 2018.

"It's a long, tedious process. But the Navy makes it that way for a reason," Legaspi said.

"The Navy wants to make sure you're committed," Legaspi's dad, Victor said. "They want serious people."

    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Rim to rim: Racing for brain cancer research

•   Cooperating agencies help protect Grand Canyon's native fish populations

•   No trace of missing Illinois man last seen at Grand Canyon

•   New children's book brings desert tortoise back to Grand Canyon National Park

•   North Rim textile Artist in Residence finds her inspiration in Grand Canyon's colors

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013
Article comment by: Miguel Legaspi

Wishing you the best of luck and offering all the moral support I can. Good luck son. I wish you well.

Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Article comment by: Wendy Krueger

What an honor Nick! So good to see you have taken the opportunity to explore and challenge yourself! I wish you well and a great experience:)

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Article comment by: Katie Morris

Way to go Nick! Good luck this summer and in all your endeavors.

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Article comment by: Max Pilkington

Well done, Nick! Stay committed. It's worth it. All the best!

Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Grand Canyon, AZ
Click for weather forecast

Find It Features Blogs Milestones Submit Extras Other Publications
Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
LB - Superior Propane

© Copyright 2015 Western News&Info, Inc.® Grand Canyon News is the information source for Grand Canyon, Arizona and surrounding communities. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. Grand Canyon News Online is a service of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. By using the Site, ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Grand Canyon News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved