Student selected for summer program

Zackary Abarca Chosen for Summer Seminar
Posted on 4/1/2009

Zack Abarca has been chosen to attend the US Air Force Academy Summer Program this June.  Many students apply for this competitive program and few are selected.  Selection is based on PSAT scores, GPA, school and community involvement.

The goal of Summer Seminar is to showcase the Academy and provide a representative USAFA experiences in a five day session. On arrival day students are immediately immersed in USAFA through campus tours, military drill and evening briefings.  Students also spend one on one time with their cadet cadre setting expectations and goals for the session.

The second and third day in the program are designed to model a cadet’s life during the academic year.  The days begin at 0530 with organized physical training, military drill and breakfast.  Students then head off to two, three hour Academic Seminars, with noon meal formation and lunch in between.  After the academic seminars, students participate in intramurals on one day and a practice Candidate Fitness Assessment on the other day.  Athletic events are followed by dinner and evening briefings about different aspects of USAFA.  Each day ends with informal Element Leader time where students get to spend time with cadets asking questions about USAFA and cadet life.