January 26, 2018
Posted in Stories
Andrew Panik, twelfth grader at TRECA Digital Academy, continues to reach for the stars! In this case, a life dedicated to the prestigious stars and stripes of the United States Military.
After years of hard work, he is finally steps away from his goal of being accepted into the United States Naval Academy– and ultimately reaching his goal of becoming an officer of the United States Marine Corps. Coming from a military background, this has been a life-long goal of Andrew's. Even his dog is named Lieutenant! And while receiving acceptance into the US Naval Academy may be his ultimate goal, he has been honored with various military nominations. With additional nominations to the United States Military Academy of West Point and the United States Air Force Academy, he is a man with a plan! Or three!
It would be an understatement to say it's "challenging" to enter the US Naval Academy. Candidates must receive a nomination from sources such as congressmen, senators, or the Vice President. Recently, Andrew received two letters of nominations. One was from Ohio 4th District Congressman Jim Jordan, and one was from United States Senator Sherrod Brown. But Andrew's hard work can't stop there!
The US Naval Academy only accepts 9% of candidates, so many other components will play into their final decision. Andrew has stated that his academics and community involvement will be a major contributor! He has shared that this was all made possible by the flexibility offered by online schooling. "TRECA and its staff have been a tremendous help in getting me this far." said Andrew.
We are proud and honored to support him through this process! We have the highest hopes that Andrew will be accepted. Good luck, Andrew!