In 1991, a basketball player named David Robinson visited a group of fifth graders attending Gates Elementary School in Texas. He challenged them, promising that if they graduated from high school, he would give each child a $2,000 scholarship. Seven years later in 1998, 50 of the original 94 of those kids reached that milestone, and not only did Robinson make good on his promise, but he gave each one of them $8,000 to help fund their college tuition. To this day, Robinson is a generous philanthropist, with steady involvement in a variety of charitable organizations, especially those that help children. He does this because he can relate to them as a son of a dad in the military with a strong and caring mom who was often the sole parent when his dad was deployed. Here’s the phenomenal story of this USNA Notable Graduate.
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USNA Notable Graduate: David Robinson
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Show Your Navy Pride During USNA Commissioning Week
It’s one of the most exciting weeks on the Yard, and it’s almost here. Get ready for the U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Week by breaking out your best Go Navy! gear. Need some new pieces? Not to fret, Navyonline.com has been preparing for Commissioning Week and has all the Navy t-shirts, fishing shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, hats, totes and more that you need. Here’s a quick roundup of the best ways to show your Navy love on the Naval Academy campus (the Yard) and around Annapolis as we celebrate our newest USNA graduates and wish them fair winds and following seas on their new journeys in the Navy and Marine Corps. Let’s send them off right!
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Plebe Parents Shopping Guide: Welcome to USNA!
Congratulations! Your daughter or son was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy. Only 7% of applicants make it to this point, so this is an achievement you can celebrate. We know you’re already proud of the work they put in to get here — late-night study sessions, long hours spent perfecting their sports and activities, their efforts to secure the nomination, and all the tasks they needed to complete to prove they could make it here. Now they are preparing to become plebes, and it is time to show off some of that pride!