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Exploring College Options: West Point

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Congratulations to PCA Juniors Abby Landfried and Sarah Spivey who have been accepted to West Point's Summer Leaders Experience. They are among the 1000 students chosen from 6000 applicants to this highly selective program.

The Summer Leaders Experience is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training, and intramural athletics which gives high school juniors a week to experience life as a cadet to inform their college selection decision. Students choose from a variety of courses in different academic areas, such as science, mathematics, engineering, humanities, modern languages, and psychology. Students also take part in daily military training including physical training, weapons familiarization, obstacle courses, and West Point's Leadership Reaction course. To help students make informed decisions about a military education, the program offers a great deal of social interaction including intramural sports and social events with current West Point cadets.

As Congressional District 1 Admissions Liaison for West Point, Mr. Steve Featherstone encouraged Abby and Sarah to explore this unique opportunity. Even if they do not participate in the program, they have gained valuable experience in applying to a highly selective college.



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Varsity Boys Soccer Team Celebrates Exciting Overtime Win

The Varsity Boys Soccer team has played two games following our return from Spring Break. Last Tuesday, the Eagles took on Beaufort Academy. Head Coach Chris Shimakonis says the team looked a little sluggish and eventually let Beaufort get out too far to catch. He says the team gave up three easy goals and just couldn't get their shots on target.

But Friday night was a different story. PCA came ready to play! After falling behind 1-0 in the second half, Grant Lonneman tied the score with about 10 minutes left in regulation. After 2 overtime periods, the Region game would be decided by shootout.

Chad Shimakonis, Kendall Chakeris, Andrew Lindenmeyer, Grant Lonneman and Stephen Hickman scored in shootout. Senior Goalkeeper Michael Pernell, made 2 key saves to seal the 2-1 victory.

Coach Shimakonis was pleased with the team and its fans, "The boys played great all night. Our defense came to play and that was the difference from Tuesday to Friday. Loud PCA crowd and a great night for our team."

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