Archive » July 5, 2012
By SYVJ Staff
Graduating Army and Navy Academy local Santa Maria resident, cadet Calvin Frey stands with his diploma between Jack Wyatt, president of the Academy’s board of trustees, left, and academy President Steve Bliss, right. Frey, the Charlie Company Training Officer, was one of 58 upper school cadets to graduate in June from the military academy located in Carlsbad, Calif. At the podium is Head of Upper School Jeff Hengesbach. Frey resides in Santa Maria with his mom, Bonnie Hayden.
Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides a character-based education for 7th through 12th-grade young men. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states.
Robert Park, left, of Solvang and Chandler Nash of Santa Ynez became recipients of scouting’s highest honor. Both received their Eagle Scout award. Their Court of Honor was June 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Janin Acres. One of the main speakers for the evening was Karl Haws, grandfather of Chandler Nash. He earned his Eagle Scout award 60 years ago and has been active in scouting ever since.
He spoke about the attributes of an Eagle Scout. The scouting program helps the scout to live honorably, to be loyal and to have courage. It also teaches them to be cheerful, to do service and to help others.
Attaining the rank of Eagle requires many hours working on and earning merit badges in many different areas and many hours of community service. All of these hours of work and service culminate in a final Eagle project, where the scout organizes and oversees a service project. Chandler built a retaining wall along the Xeriscape area in Solvang, and Robert did some relandscaping at the two Oak Street City buildings and clean up at Hans Christian Anderson Park.
Both boys are members of Scout Troop 46.