“PRESENT ARMS!” Cypress Bay Sends Three Students to U.S. Military Academies

Recent Cypress Bay grads Alyssa Wagner, Victor Saade, and Alejandro Schmidt Corujo will soon be marching on-line, learning their general orders and, before they know it, leading the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Each of them recently accepted appointments to one of the U.S. Services Academies and will soon begin the path to becoming a commissioned officer in our military.

Becoming enrolled at a service academy in the United States is a highly competitive and rigorous process. The service academies, including the United States Military Academy (USMA), the United States Naval Academy (USNA), the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), and the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), offer exceptional education and training for individuals aspiring to serve in the military. 

In addition to extraordinarily high academic admissions standards, candidates must meet specific medical, physical, and fitness standards and obtain a nomination from a U.S. Congressman, Senator, The U. S. Vice President, or a service academy Commandant. All three of Cypress Bay’s future officers were nominated by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. 

All three of the students have already displayed considerable leadership skills. Alyssa will be enrolled at the Air Force Academy, where she plans to become a pilot. She was the JROTC Battalion Commander at Cypress Bay last year. Victor, who was a mainstay on the defense for Cypress Bay’s stellar soccer team, will attend the Naval Academy, where he plans to continue to play soccer. Alejandro led the school’s water polo team and will attend the Naval Academy as well.

These three Weston students pursuit of excellence and selfless service are examples that we can all look up to. In the words and past, present, and future sailors, “fair winds and following seas” to each of them.