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Cibola counselor visits US Naval Academy

Cibola High School guidance counselor Anastasia Dawson attended the Naval Academy Counselor Program in Annapolis, Maryland from Nov 5-8, 2018.

“Visiting the United States Naval Academy was an amazing experience,” said Dawson. “Not only did I have lessons about the rigorous curriculum and strong leadership student’s experience, but I also learned more about the student leaders they are looking for.” 

According to their website, each year, the U.S. Naval Academy hosts educators, community leaders, counselors, and others in positions of responsibility who interact with our nation's best and brightest middle and high school students for a three-night, four-day visit to Annapolis. These visits are offered at no cost to the educator and are designed to showcase the opportunities available for students at USNA. 

Cibola alum, Jocelyn Rodriguez (Class of 2015), is a senior at the Academy and will be attending medical school next fall. She met with Dawson upon her former counselor’s arrival.

“Meeting with one of my students who's currently a senior was such a validation to me for why I am a school counselor,” Dawson said. “Seeing her as the top leader of her company, hearing about how well her undergraduate years have prepared her for medical school, and learning about her amazing and engaging summer experiences will greatly help me share the benefits of a military academy with Cibola students.”

USNA seeks to engage leaders who influence highly-qualified students from across the nation. Conference attendees gain first-hand experience in regards to: The admissions process; all aspects of the exceptional undergraduate education opportunities offered at the U.S. Naval Academy; academic, athletic, and residential facilities; meeting midshipmen, faculty; and the career options available as an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps.

Kevin Swearingin
kswearingin@yumaunion.org