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Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 10:58am Age: 2 yrs
Category: Athletics

TWO MEMBERS OF MVHS WRESTLING TEAM ACCEPTED INTO MILITARY ACADEMIES


Two Minisink Valley high school seniors, both members of the wrestling team, have been accepted to prestigious federal service academies.

On June 27, 2016, U.S. Coast Guard Academy (CGA) will welcome AJ Aeberli to its New London, CT base. One of the nearly 300 high school graduates who enroll each year, AJ stands to graduate with a bachelor?s of science and a commission as an ensign. AJ will continue to wrestle at a competitive level.

Andrew Neidnig will enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and begin his cadet filed training in July. At the moment, Andrew is considering the defense and biology fields. West Point provides a rigorous 47-month leader-development program.

AJ's attraction to the service began in his sophomore year while receiving treatment from a knee injury. His surgeon was a West Point graduate and he was inspired by stories of service he shared. Combined with AJ's family history of service to country and his love of boats, the Coast Guard Academy emerged as the right choice for him.

Also from a service family, Andrew was attracted to the air force from an early age. He credits an uncle who serves at the Pentagon with helping him decide on West Point during his senior year.

Congratulations to AJ and Andrew!