Kellyanne Hurst, a 16-year-old Plant City High School junior, has been invited to attend a summer program at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Hurst was among about 2,550 young men and women selected for the academy’s summer seminar, which is open to rising high school seniors. The program helps prepare students who are considering applying for admission to the academy in Annapolis, Md.
The seminar has an academic focus, with each student attending eight 90-minute workshops covering subjects from naval architecture and mechanical engineering to oceanography and meteorology. Students will also participate in seamanship and navigation classes and will take a cruise aboard a Navy Yard patrol craft to apply what they will learn in class.
Hurst, captain of the Raider golf team and daughter of Karen and Michael Hurst of Plant City, was recently named one of five recipients of the 2013 General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award. The honor is based on exceptional performance in such areas as academics, athletics and leadership.