Congratulations! WSHS alum Nick Barnecut graduates from U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Four years ago after we published this note about then-West Seattle High School senior Nick Barnecut‘s acceptance to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, he has just graduated. Thanks to WSHS’s Shelley Yeigh for sharing the photo of Nick shaking hands with President Obama, who spoke at the academy’s 134th commencement ceremony on May 20th; the USCG says that presidents “traditionally address the graduating class at one of the federal service academies on a rotating basis. President Obama addressed the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2014 at West Point last year.” Now-Ensign Barnecut majored in civil engineering. (A gallery of USCG photos from the ceremony is on Flickr.)

5 Replies to "Congratulations! WSHS alum Nick Barnecut graduates from U.S. Coast Guard Academy"

  • rob May 30, 2015 (3:45 pm)

    well done

  • West Seattle Hipster May 30, 2015 (4:24 pm)

    Congratulations! Great picture!

  • Funrunner May 30, 2015 (7:36 pm)

    Congrats Ensign Barnecut. Semper Paratus!

  • Julie Gramm May 30, 2015 (11:35 pm)

    Wonderful! I bet Nick’s parents are proud!

  • Leslie Harris May 31, 2015 (7:43 am)

    Congrats. May the wind be at your back, may you stay safe, and may you command the USCG Eagle one day.

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