Waldoff, Past-President, strongly urges that you visit our parents
club web site.
He thinks you'll find it quite interesting, especially if you haven't
visited it before. It will be updated on a more frequent basis,
since we moving toward becoming an online community.
"West Point Military Academy: Off the Record" (New Book!)
Ryan Peckyno, a 2001 graduate of West Point, recently wrote a book, "West Point Military Academy: Off the Record", which is for sale online at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. He states that this is a great resource for both current and potential cadets, as well as family. Please consider visiting the website collegeprowler.com or either of the other two online retailers, and hopefully recommending this book to parents of cadets and potential ones as well. (Ed. notes: Parts of the book can be previewed at collegeprowler.com It IS a neat book. Wished I had it sooner! IF YOU PURCHASE THE BOOK, BE SURE TO LAUNCH FROM THE AMAZON BAR AT RIGHT TO GIVE THE CLUB CREDIT FOR PURCHASES!)
/ Cadets, help us, please! We'd love to talk about and brag
on your cadet, or you as a cadet. To help us do just that, we have
provided two forms: one that will inform us of what is happening
in your or your cadet's life as you or s/he goes through West Point;
the other is a cadet profile form that we'd like to use to create
your or your cadet's profile as your or s/he nears the end of their
cadet tenure and soon-to-become graduates. For all cadets or their
parents who would like to inform us of their cadet experiences,
please use our online Cadet
Information form. For those of you who are into your second
semester of your Cow (junior) or into your Firstie (senior) year,
please help us tell about you or your cadet by using the Cadet
Profile Information & Picture form. At last count, we have
six (6) firsties and seven (7) cows just waiting to be highlighted.
We like to publish your upperclass cadet information, soon. We'll
publish the profiles in classification order (firsties, cows) and
in the order received.
Cadet Handbook - An excellent resource for new cadets or prospective
cadets and their parents is available for viewing by the WPPC of
MD-DC-VA. A new cadet handbook is coveted prize of any plebe parent,
and will help prepare the parents of prospective cadets for what
lies ahead. To view the handbook, please follow the links: View
it online | Download
it to my computer. (The handbook file is a large one (over 3MB)
and will take a short while to open online and maybe not quite as
long to download. Either way, patience is indeed a virtue.) If you
need the Adobe
Acrobat Reader to view the file, click here.
Our special thanks to the wonderful folks at the WPPC
of MD-DC-VA for sharing their hard work and efforts with us!
INFO: Milton also wants to call your attention to the National
Geographic series, "Surviving
West Point", Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, which aired
from January 4 to March 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It is a wonderful series
of shows where you meet the latest crop of West Point students,
and follow them to graduation. It does give some insight to the
rigors, discipline, and high expectations of the cadets at West
Point. To purchase a tape of this series, please call 866 280
3460 (US and Canada only).
watching a recent Today Show on the local NBC-TV affiliate, Milton
was not totally surprised to find out these facts about West Point:
The Princeton Review's latest finding for colleges, based on
many factors, from the biggest partying school to the toughest
to get in to:
7: Toughest to get into
Stone-cold sober schools
Best overall academic experience for undergraduates
Professors make themselves accessible
Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution
Professors get high marks
... a great article about West Point: "Institute
Is An American?"
you read nothing else in this newsletter, read this: "Disarming
A Country" by Thomas Sowell. If a chill doesn't crawl your
spine when reading this, then nothing will... This is an excellent
account of why we send our children to West Point, and admire those
who have preserved and will continue to preserve the freedom, liberties,
and justice we now have, and hope to keep.
of West Point - An invitation to bolster the status and information
of our West Point cadets and alumni - Read
Crest Afghans by the WPPC of MD-DC-VA are now for sale. Read
Calendar Search (down for nightly maintenance longer than
shown as scheduled: 9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET)
Parade 2002 video released ... Read
Away the Records, Army vs Navy Always Matters! Read
Plebe-Net is a listserv (e-mail list) for the parents of West Point
Plebes. It is intended to allow an exchange of information and support
among the parents of the 4th class cadets.
members of this e-mail list are Plebe parents, and a few Yuk (also
known as "yearling" also known as third class) parents.
When you join this e-mail list, you should also join (by clicking
on these names and going to the websites to join).