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GMC Prep cadets appointed to United States Coast Guard Academy

(Prep cadets Alyssa Easley and Niko Urias received early direct appointments to the United States Coast Guard Academy.)

GMC Prep School seniors, Cadets Alyssa Easley and Niko Urias, will continue their military education at the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). Cadets Easley and Urias received early direct appointments from the USCGA. Both cadets say they are excited for the opportunity to serve their country.

“Receiving this appointment is pretty exciting because it not only gives me an amazing education, but it also gives me the opportunity to serve my country,” said Cadet Alyssa Easley.

“I know that a door has opened for an amazing opportunity,” said Cadet Niko Urias. “I hope to do a lot with my appointment to the Coast Guard Academy and I’m looking forward to being an officer in the United States Coast Guard.”

The Coast Guard is America’s oldest continuous seagoing service and the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security, comprised of 41,700 active duty, 7,800 reserve, 8,300 civilian, and 31,000 volunteer Auxiliarists. Cadets Easley and Urias will join the USCGA this summer as the Class of 2021. GMC Prep School Principal, Colonel Pam Grant, says her students’ decision to serve their country is a true testament to GMC’s motto: “DUTY. HONOR. COUNTRY. CHARACTER ABOVE ALL!”

“I am so proud of Alyssa and Niko,” said Colonel Pam Grant. “They are both outstanding young people who have worked hard to receive their appointments. Their true character is shown by the fact that they have made the decision to include service to our country as part of their extremely bright futures.”

Cadets Easley and Urias are the newest additions of 11 students from GMC Prep School’s senior class to have been offered ROTC scholarships or Service Academy appointments to serve their nation in uniform.