Keck to attend U.S. Naval Academy summer seminar

Jessica Keck of Forest Lake, a student at Chisago Lakes Baptist School in Chisago City, will participate in the 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.

About 2,550 high school seniors who are considering applying for admission to the Naval Academy are invited to attend the fast-paced leadership experience.

Prospective applicants learn about life at the academy, including academics, athletics and professional training.

Each student will attend a six-day session, living in Bancroft Hall, dining in King Hall and participating in leadership workshops.

Each student will attend eight 90-minute workshops, choosing from classes such as information technology, naval architecture, mechanical engineering, oceanography, math, history and meteorology.

They will also participate in seamanship and navigation classes and cruise aboard a Navy yard patrol craft to apply what they have learned.

The summer seminar is led by Naval Academy midshipmen with oversight by active-duty Navy and Marine Corps officers.

Midshipmen are the 4,400 men and women, representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries, who make up the student body at the U.S. Naval Academy.

All midshipmen are on full scholarship and have a choice of 23 majors at this four-year college founded to prepare them for service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.