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  • DPE presents Hal Moore Warrior Athlete of Excellence Award

     (From left to right) Class of 2018 Cadets Raaqim L. Rispress, Sydney D. Dewees, recipients of the 2017 Lt. Gen Harold "Hal" G. Moore Warrior Athlete of Excellence Award, Class of 2018 Brigade Athletic Officer Dylan Eddy, David Moore and Master of the Sword, Col. Nick Gist, stand together Nov. 8 during the Lt. Gen. Harold “Hal” G. Moore Warrior Athlete of Excellence Award ceremony at Jefferson Hall. The Hal Moore Award is presented to the top male and female First Class cadets that best exemplify the qualities of Lt. Gen. Moore: Mental toughness, perseverance, winning spirit and humility. Photo by Anthony Battista/DPTMS VID

    Class of 2018 Cadets Raaqim Rispress and Sydney Dewees were honored for their dedication to mental toughness, perseverance, winning spirit and humility, the tenets of the warrior ethos in the Department of Physical Education boxing and combatives programs and the values Lt. Gen. Hal Moore exemplified throughout his life during the sixth annual Lt. Gen Harold “Hal” G. Moore Warrior Athlete of Excellence Award Nov. 8.

    Rispress is a flanker on the Army Men’s Rugby team. The Columbia, South Carolina native and mechanical engineering major has an extreme work ethic according to his instructors and received excellent grades in military movement and combativeness and wears the physical education patch.

    For a cadet to earn the right to wear the Army Physical Fitness Badge, a cadet must achieve a 270 in Army Physical Fitness Test and earn 90 or more on each event of the APFT—push-ups, sit-ups and two-mile run. Read More



Sports

  • Army Football completes home schedule unbeaten

     The Army West Point Football team celebrates after freshman defensive back Javhari Bourdeau (#25) returned a blocked punt 25 yards for a touchdown during the Black Knights 21-16 victory over Duke Nov. 11 at Michie Stadium. With the win, the Black Knights finished their home schedule with a 6-0 record. Photos by Army Athletic Communications

    After capturing a 21-16 victory over Duke Nov. 11 at Michie Stadium, the Army West Point Football team completed its quest to go undefeated at home by finishing 6-0 at West Point.

    Despite being held scoreless in the second half, the Black Knights were able to hold off the Blue Devils and improve to 8-2 overall on the season, while Duke dropped to 4-6.

    On the offensive end, Ahmad Bradshaw led the rushing attack with 97 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Andy Davidson followed with 10 rushes for 64 yards.

    Darnell Woolfolk was the third Army rusher to accumulate double-digit carries and gained 53 yards on 16 attempts with a pair of scores.

    Defensively, Cole Christiansen and James Nachtigal finished with 10 and nine tackles, respectively, while Alex Aukerman powered his way to seven stops. Read More



Leisure

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  • The Dean’s Book Club: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

     Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6. From Oct. 6 -23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The U.S. Military Academy’s Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6.

    From Oct. 6-23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The book delves into the impact that Henrietta Lacks’ cells, known around the world as “HeLa cells,” have had in science throughout the last 60-plus years, as well as the ethical and scientific implications of human cell research.

    “The history of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells raises important issues regarding science, ethics, race and class,” Skloot says in the introduction of her book. “I’ve done my best to present them clearly within the narrative of the Lacks story… There is much more to say on all the issues, but that is beyond the scope of this book, so I will leave it for the scholars and experts in the field to address.”

    The Dean’s Book Club consists of three sessions—each of which highlights a different interdisciplinary topic that is discussed in the book. Read More



 

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