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Slatington boy to take part in SLS at West Point

  • Hedash
Published February 29. 2012 05:01PM

Connor Hedash, a student at Bethlehem Catholic High School, Bethlehem, has been selected to attend West Point's U.S. Military Academy's prestigious Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS) in June. He will be one of 1000 attendees.

He is the son of Audrey and Joe Hedash of Slatington and the grandson of Veronica Hedash of Coaldale and Shirley Tkach of Lehighton.

More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLS, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLS attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in the Cadet Mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops. The one week seminars are designed to help juniors with the college selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision making in their education, careers and lives. in general.

All SLS attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation and military and physical fitness training and, in addition selectees three of the 15 workshops offered: Leadership and Ethics, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, History, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Human Behavior, Social Sciences, Geography/Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Legal Trial, Computer Applications and Programming, Foreign Language and English.

U.S. Military Academy is a four-year, co-educational, federally funded undergraduate college located 50 miles north of New York City.

A preeminent leader-development institution, U.S. Military Academy was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering. Since then, U.S. Military Academy has grown in size and stature, but remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character in America's Army.

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