Story Submitted by Cadet Major Brisa Lopez, DHS Army JROTC Battalion Public Affairs Officer
The virtuous and eminent cadet of the Dalton High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC), Parth Karande, was selected to attend the summer seminar for one of the most prestigious universities called the United States Naval Academy with an acceptance rate of less than nine percent. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, this federal service academy conducts higher education by the U.S. Department of Navy for the purpose of creating the younger generation of Second Lieutenants of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. The Dalton High School JROTC congratulates Parth Karande for his great success.
Parth Karande holds the rank of Cadet Command Sergeant Major, highest ranking enlisted cadet & the adviser of the Battalion Commander, in the Dalton High School JROTC program. Throughout the last three years, he has served as the Battalion Security and Operations & Training Officer and as a Company First Sergeant in the program. He also held captainship positions in many teams while being involved in other clubs. Academically, he is ranked among the top 10% of Class of 2023 and has proven his academic ability by qualifying for the JLAB Academic Bowl National Championship in Washington D.C. in 2021.
Parth Karande had completed his preliminary application for the U.S. Naval Academy on March 12, and in the afternoon of Friday, April 1, he received an email from the USNA Office of Admissions approving and accepting his application to attend the seminar between the dates of June 18 and June 23, 2022. He had spread the word immediately to his loved ones and his mentor, the Dalton High School JROTC Senior Army Instructor CSM (Ret) Heriberto Vazquez, who helped him navigate through the application and still play an important role in his life.
Parth Karande acknowledges the fact that he is one of the very few cadets who have been selected among the thousands that apply and is very proud of his accomplishment. The Academy looks for academically competitive and physically active applicants and he is proved to be one of them. He plans to use this opportunity of the seminar to experience the Academy and explore more of it to see if it is the right fit for him and for his career.