Beachum accepts appointment to Naval Academy Prep School

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 08:53 AM.

Four years later, the ranks number more than 50 and Beachum in the fourth cadet in the past six years – three in the past four years – to graduate from the program with a four-year college scholarship.

He is the first to earn an appointment to the Naval Academy Prep School.

“This program, in this size of community, has meant opportunity,” Beachum said after signing his paperwork and cutting a celebratory cake to share with family and friends. “There is no doubt, without this program, I would not be here.”

Lally described the opportunity presented to Beachum, including four years of rigorous study at the Prep School leading to candidacy for the Naval Academy in Annapolis in 2018.

He will emerge from the Naval Academy a Second Lieutenant.

Last week, Lally completed the signing ceremony by providing Beachum with an incentive – his ensign or lieutenant bars.

“I can’t be more happy right now,” Beachum said. “This is truly a big step in my life.”



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