Joelle Blas (far left), from Christopher Newport University, expected the prestige
and structure at USNA, but actually being able to here and experience it firsthand,
she felt the sense of unity that exists here. She said it has been great to get to
know the people behind the uniforms.
Ellie Crowell, JD Whetsel, and Francesco Padulo, from Cornell University came
to the conference as sports-oriented leaders, so being able to meet and interact
with people who practice different types of leadership has been a great experience.
They have found this to be a good, diverse group of people. As far as their impression
of the academy, they've never seen tradition like this before and have enjoyed learning
about all that we do here at USNA.
Christopher D'Urso (center) has been impressed by the hospitality here
and has enjoyed seeing the school and our USNA traditions.