Friedman earns distinction at academy

Rebecca Neipp

News Review Staff Writer

A local freshman at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad recently earned distinction by making honor roll, and bringing home a trophy from the Rookies Drill Meet.

Adam Friedman and several of his fellow cadets traveled Dec. 2 to a meet at Katella High School.

“The young men performed remarkably,” said an academy spokesperson.

The academy won seven trophies in a field of 15 schools. Friedman won second place in the individual armed tap-out category.

Friedman has also managed to maintain a 3.5 or higher grade-point average this semester to be included on the academy’s honor roll.

“Congratulations on your academic success,” said Ethan Segovia, dean of academics. “Keep working hard and striving for excellence.”

“This is an impressive accomplishment, especially because the academy’s college-preparatory curriculum is challenging and unique,” said a spokesperson.

“It includes a required leadership course, in addition to the core subjects.”

Adam Friedman is the son of Jodi and James Friedman of Ridgecrest.

The Army and Navy Academy, founded in 1910, is a private, not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for young men grades 7-12. It is the only private military academy for high schoolers in California.

Story First Published: 2017-12-08