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LSHS junior, Cooper heads to West Point

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Published on Mon, Jun 21, 2010 by JOURNAL STAFF

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Shawn P. Cooper, a junior at Lake Stevens High School, has been selected to be among 1,100 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS) this year.

More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLS, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point, the “Best College in the Country,” according to Forbes Magazine. 
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 their 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, military, and physical fitness training, and, in addition, each student selects 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.

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federally funded undergraduate college located 50 miles north of New York City.  The world’s preeminent leader development institution, it was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering.  Since then, West Point has grown in size and stature, but remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character for America’s Army.
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