Keeping eyes on the prize, senior cadet leadership provides direction, leadership, and motivation for cadet candidates – all in pursuit of the coveted Admirals Cup prize which is awarded at the end of the two-week orientation.
Broken down into 7 categories, Admirals Cup consists of; knowledge, esprit de corps, intra-murals, physical training, team building, marching, and monomy racing. During the two-weeks of Orientation, the Commandants Staff, who provides overall leadership and guidance for all cadets, monitor the standings for each of the seven companies. They work with cadet staff to make sure the cadet candidates are being properly prepared and stay competitive.
This year, the overall winner of Admirals Cup, whose cadet candidates scored the highest points was 5th Company. Lead by Company Officer, LCDR Sam White and senior cadets Mike Doren (Company Commander) from Plymouth, MA and Jon Foley (Executive Officer) of Millis, MA. The entire company was well deserving of this hard earned honor.
Other Orientation award recipients included:
Squad Leader of Orientation:
1st Matthew Miles, Groveland, MA
2nd Nicole Newell, Plymouth, MA
3rd Armand Pimentel, Fairhaven, MA
4th Connor Whearty, Hampstead, NH
5th Jack Gomes, Acushnet, MA
6th Kevin Harn, Franklin, MA
7th Steven Naylor, Waterbury, CT
Cadet Candidate of Orientation:
1st Nicholas Berube, Somerset, MA
2nd Ethan Dames, Nassau, Bahamas
3rd Elizabeth Leonardi, Sandwich, MA
4th Nicholas King, Uxbridge, MA
5th Sam Osgood, Weymouth, MA
6th William Cooksey, Richmond, TX
7th Mynor Chacon, Norton, MA
Youngie Knowledge Exam: Ian Memmi, Hershey, PA – 7th Co.
Physical Fitness Award:
- Ted Mello, Acushnet, MA - 2nd Co.
(5:53 mile run with one shoe untied, 101 pushups in 2 min, 111 situps in 2 min.)
- Lauren Salem, Westfield, MA - 5th Co.
(7:07 mile run, 90 pushups in 2 min., 100 situps in 2 min.)
MAPS Award: Steven Migridichian, Shrewsbury MA - 4th Co.
Master's Award: 6th Company
Trustee's Award: 5th Company
Firefighting Award: 6th Company
Marching Competition Award: 5th Company
Commandant's Award: 7th Company