Keith Davis tells the cadets about true manhood

Keith Davis with MMA cadets

FORMER NFL PLAYER SPEAKS TO MMA CADETS Former New York Giants linebacker Keith Davis spoke to the cadets of Marine Military Academy Aug. 19. Davis, now a motivational speaker, told the cadets that being a male and a man are two different things. “You were born a male, but you have to become a man,” he said. “Male is by birth, man is by choice.” Davis told the cadets not to succumb to social pressures that will make them lose their ambition and character. It requires courage to say “no.” Courage is not always easy, but it is better than the consequences. “There’s a high cost to low living,” Davis … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for a Tier 1 College

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Though there is no official definition, a Tier 1 college is basically one that is highly competitive or fairly difficult to get into. Because the coursework tends to be quite rigorous, these schools accept only the strongest students who typically graduate no less than in the top 20 percent of their class. Tier 1 colleges have a strong reputation and brand name. For instance, the University of Texas and Texas A&M University are two nationally known Tier 1 colleges in Texas. Service academies, such as the United States Military Academy at West Point and United States Naval Academy also fall into the Tier 1 category. Ivy League  colleges are the … Continue reading

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Service Academy Selection – Improve Your Chances

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If you hope to attend a service academy, good for you! If you are selected, you will receive a free, top-notch education, some of the best leadership training in the world and an officer job waiting for you after you graduate. If this is your goal, the time to prepare is NOW. The preliminary application for a United States service academy should be submitted in your junior year. The process of preparing, however, should start from your first day in high school. This way, you can begin building the application necessary to gain selection. Selection for a service academy is a highly competitive process. Every year, 8 out of the 9 … Continue reading

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Why Public High Schools Can’t Help Every Student

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Public high school is intended for every student. Unfortunately, not every student is intended for high public school. Due to the massive numbers public schools must accommodate, not every student will get the help he or she needs to succeed academically. There are also a few other key reasons.  Four Reasons Why Public High Schools Can’t Help Every Student    1) Standardized Instruction & Testing Public high school education in the U.S. is mostly based on a system of standardized testing. For some students, this limited scope of source material does not assist in their learning. The very nature of standardized teaching and learning also does not lend itself well … Continue reading

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