Dana Hirschhorn ’18 appointed to United States Naval Academy
Dana Hirschhorn ’18 was presented with an appointment certificate to the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Upper School assembly this week. She will begin a four-year course of study at the Annapolis, Maryland-based institution in the fall. Dana was nominated by Senator Susan Collins, Senator Angus King, and Representative Chellie Pingree. The Naval Academy has an 8 percent acceptance rate.
The event began with an introduction by Waynflete science teacher Neil Rice, who served in the Navy for 15 years as a submarine officer. Commander Sam Wilson, U.S. Navy (Ret.), who helped guide Dana through the stringent application process, presented her with the certificate. Also present were family members and Vice-Admiral George Emery, U.S. Navy (Ret.).
U.S. Naval Academy students graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. They are commissioned as officers in either the Navy or Marine Corps and serve for a minimum of five years.