Posted by: Jacqui Murray | August 29, 2014

Checklist: Why you might be a midshipman…

Here are the initial qualifications for being accepted into the United States Naval Academy:navy mascot2

  1. You are a US citizen (although there are ways around this one)
  2. You’re of good moral character–no arrests, stuff like that
  3. You’re between 17 and 23 years old
  4. You’re unmarried
  5. You’re not pregnant. You can’t even graduate if (they know) you’re pregnant. And the Honor Code means they should know if you know
  6. You have no dependents. This means children as far as I know. Siblings who depend upon you I don’t think count

If this is you, keep going.

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for TeachHUB and Examiner.comEditorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, and freelance journalist on tech ed topicsCurrently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer.

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