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CHS senior Collin Hall nominated for U.S. Naval Academy

  • Written by Leanne Christensen, RSD

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Collin Hall. Photo by Leanne Christensen
Cedarcrest student Collin Hall has received a nomination from Washington state Congressman Dave Reichert for an appointment to the United States Naval Academy.

The Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students become active duty midshipmen in the U.S. Navy. Students attend the academy for four years, and graduate with  bachelor of science degrees and reserve commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

With the application process behind him, Collin is looking forward to the prospect of serving in the United States Military. When asked what inspired him to choose the service he explained, “I grew up hearing stories that my father shared about both of my great grandfathers and their experiences in the Naval Academy and in World War II. Over the years it became clear to me that my goal and focus was to serve in the military when I graduated.”

Should he receive this appointment, Collin plans to study both  chemistry and math at the academy. His passion for these subjects developed  from his years spent in Mrs. Robison and Mr. McDowell’s classes at Cedarcrest; he was truly “inspired” by their teaching.

Collin also shared of his appreciation  for the constant support he has received from his family – his parents Duff and Ginger and his older brother Patrick.

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