Class of 2016: 500 reasons to celebrateClass of 2016 Cadet Eugene Coleman, class president, explains how the 500th Night Weekend is a much-deserved time for respite and reflection. Photo by John Pellino/DPTMS Visual Information Branch
Class of 2016 Cadet Eugene Coleman welcomed classmates and guests gathered for a banquet at Washington Hall Jan. 17 to celebrate the 500th Night Weekend.
As class president, Coleman spoke about how well-deserved this is for “the hardest working” class at West Point. With less than 500 days until graduation, it’s also a time to reflect on progress made and how little time is left before they assume the responsibilities of officership.
“It seems like time is flying by. Each year becomes a blur given the hustle and bustle of our very demanding lives,” he said. “But in this moment, we can take a breath and truly absorb where we are and how far we’ve come in our journey thus far.”
Coleman said many of his colleagues had spent part of their summers completing leadership details at Camp Buckner or elsewhere and they grow with each new experience. Read More
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Army Fencing snatches first place at homeClass of 2017 Cadet Shelby Turner finished the invitational Jan. 17 with a 7-2 record in epee. Photos by Mike Strasser/PV
Team combines for 7-1 record at 2015 West Point Fencing Invitational at Arvin
Army Fencing hosted the 2015 West Point Fencing Invitational Jan. 17 at Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center, and the home team earned first place with the highest combined win-loss record of the day (7-1).
The opening ceremony featured Class of 2015 Cadet Tessa Knight, women’s team captain, singing the national anthem while two Vietnam veterans who have long served as referees and tournament managers for the invitational held the American flag.
The men’s team also took a first-place berth, being the only undefeated squad at the competition (4-0). Both the epee and sabre squads went undefeated in the annual invitational. Class of 2015 Cadet Marvin Hargraves was the top athlete, finishing the day at 11-1 in epee. Read More
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