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Commandant’s Corner - January 8th, 2017
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Greetings Seahawk Nation! Happy New Year!  The cadets ended up with an extended winter break, thanks to the timely winter weather.  In the real estate business, they say location, location, location.  In the education business they say timing, timing, timing.  In all seriousness, we do our best to avoid delays or cancellations, but it will always come down to the safety and welfare of our cadets when making the decision.  There is weather coming in this afternoon as well, so we are dismissing at 11:45 am to get cadets home safely before the potentially dangerous weather comes through. All after-school activities are cancelled. Here is your weekly report: The school choice window closes January 10.  We will begin scheduling the next round of interviews for the class of 2022 in the next week or so. Congratulations to the DMA Marksmanship team, which finished fourth overall out of 51 teams in the Annual Secretary of the Navy Air Rifle Competition.  Cadet Erin Walsh finished with the fifth highest score in the Nation, and earned an invitation to the National Final Air Rifle Competition next month in Phoenix, Arizona.  Well done, Erin and team. Best of luck to you! The NJROTC will be participating in the National Academic Exam (NAE) this week.  Every Navy program across the nation will provide twenty-five cadets (5 teams of 5) to take the exam.  The exam is comprised of questions ranging from military to politics and everything in between.  The cadets will be competing for individual and team bragging rights, and the school receives points toward their end of year inspection totals.  The first semester will end on January 16th. Final exams for semester courses and midterms for yearlong courses will take place during Blocks 1 and 2 on Wednesday, January 17th and Blocks 5 and 6 on Thursday, January 18th. The only cadets who should report to school on Friday, January 19th, are those who have a mini-block midterm to take or those who need to make up an exam. Buses will be running on these days, and dismissal will be at 11:00 am. Sports Report: o The Ice Hockey Team is still undefeated at 6-0 after two hard fought victories over Unionville and Owen J. Roberts. Tonight’s game against Sallies will need to be rescheduled due to today’s cancellations. The team plays next Monday night at 7:40pm at The Pond against Boyertown. Good luck, Team! o Boys Basketball is looking to get on the winning track this week. They will have to make up today’s postponed game against Red Lion and they travel to Hodgson on Thursday. Good Luck! o Girls Basketball is 2-3 after falling to Wilmington Charter at the Diamond State Classic. They travel to Red Lion tomorrow and play at home against Hodgson on Thursday. Good luck!  o Our Dance Team will be performing at halftime of some of our home events and winter cheerleading will be at the home Boys Basketball games. Keep a look out! o Boys and Girls Swimming are both 1-2, but more importantly congratulations to Coach Young for the birth of his first child. Please welcome our newest Lil’ Seahawk, Zoe Young! o The Indoor Track Team competed in the Dickinson College Invitational last weekend and will go the Bears Invitational at Ursinus College this weekend. Good luck! o Wrestling participated in the Delcastle Invitational over the weekend and finished a strong fifth in the 21-team field. They also defeated Lake Forest last week to push their dual meet record to 4-0. They take on rival Conrad this Wednesday at home. Good luck and keep up the hard work! Have great rest of the week and stay warm! Warm Regards, Anthony Pullella Commandant
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