Three Warsaw Seniors Receive Military Academy Nominations – InkFreeNews.com
WARSAW – Warsaw Community Schools staff honored three outstanding seniors during the Tiger Way Convo 2021-22 on Thursday, May 26.
Warsaw Community High School principal Troy Akers addressed the public and those watching in classrooms via a live stream, as he acknowledged Nathaniel Klein, Carly Flinn and Jack Yeager.
Akers shared his appreciation for their courage, bravery and leadership.
“As the year draws to a close, I’m always excited to see what the next steps are for seniors,” Akers said. “These three students today received the highest honor a high school student can receive. I am very proud of these young people and excited for their future.
“As Warsaw Community Schools, we would like to congratulate Nathaniel, Carly and Jack on their appointments to the military academy,” said WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert. “Their dedication to academics and service sets them apart from thousands of applicants across the United States. We are very proud of their accomplishments and grateful that they continue the WCS mission in their academic experience as WCS graduates.
Joining students, staff and families in the Performing Arts Center auditorium is a guest presenter of honor, Bob Drummond, Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer. Officer Drummond emphasized how special it is for any high school to have even one student accepted into a service academy. The three students will receive full four-year scholarships, housing and other benefits.
“It is truly an honor to be involved with three exceptional people,” said Constable Drummond. “Warsaw should be proud.”
Nathaniel Klein began his education in Florida, attending McNeal Elementary School and then Nolan Middle School. Her family moved to St. John, where Klein attended Clark Middle School and then Lake Central High School. He spent his junior and senior year at the WCHS.
Klein will attend the US Air Force Academy. After the recce, Klein joined his family and shared inspiring words for his comrades.
“Push yourself and stick with it,” Klein said. “It gets hard sometimes, but you don’t know what’s on the other side and you won’t know until you try.”
Klein’s parents are Aaron and Nicole Klein.
Carly Flinn attended Washington STEM Academy, Claypool Elementary School, and Edgewood Middle School. Flinn will attend the United States Naval Academy.
“I am honored to have this opportunity and excited to see what the future holds for me at the Naval Academy,” Flinn said.
Flinn’s family members, including Melissa Flinn, Jennifer Flinn and Andrew Flinn, attended the ceremony.
Jack Yeager attended Jefferson Elementary School and Lakeview Middle School. Yeager will attend the United States Naval Academy.
“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to attend the Naval Academy and I’m incredibly lucky to have had this opportunity,” Yeager said. “I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Yeager’s parents, Stephen and Megan Yeager, were present at the ceremony.