West Seattle students: Nick Barnecut to Coast Guard Academy

As a week of graduations begins for West Seattle high schools, our area’s young adults are getting ready for the next steps into their future. Among them, Nick Barnecut, whose family shares the official announcement that he is on his way to the selective U.S. Coast Guard Academy:

The United States Coast Guard Academy announced that Nicholas J. Barnecut from West Seattle has been recognized for superior academic achievement and leadership potential. Nicholas, who attends West Seattle High School, has accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy and will be sworn-in as a member of the Class of 2015 on June 27th.

The United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut is an accredited college educating future Coast Guard officers. The smallest of our nation’s five military service academies, the Coast Guard Academy’s Corps of Cadets represents the nation’s best and brightest students, ready to serve and lead their country. Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive and less than 400 appointments are offered annually from a pool of over 4,000 applicants. Cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five year service commitment to the Coast Guard upon graduation. All graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard.

Nicholas is the son of James and Jamie Barnecut; grandson of Richard and Dolores Barnecut and Gerald and Rosita Wong, all residents of West Seattle.

(Photo provided by Nick Barnecut’s family)

7 Replies to "West Seattle students: Nick Barnecut to Coast Guard Academy"

  • enviromaven June 10, 2011 (9:41 am)

    Fantastic! Congratulations to Nicholas and his family!

  • Beth June 10, 2011 (11:11 am)

    Good boy! Congrats. So proud. Go Bears.

  • catlady June 10, 2011 (3:57 pm)

    Wow! What a great achievement. I’m sure his family is very proud of him. I know I am!

  • JD June 10, 2011 (7:27 pm)

    What a fantastic young man!

  • Bill Bacon June 10, 2011 (8:10 pm)

    A word from an old salt (USCG 1965-1971). Don’t let your opportunity fade for any reason. You’ll forever regret it, if you do. I had a chance to attend in 1965, but declined the offer. It was one of the two biggest mistakes in my entire life. Semper Paratus! Always ready.

  • ramona June 10, 2011 (8:16 pm)

    congratulations Nicholas and all family members

  • Edwin and Marsha Lee June 11, 2011 (10:33 am)

    Warmest congratulations Nick. Hard work and perseverence. We are all so very proud of you!

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