Scribner earns appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Published 4:00 pm Sunday, April 29, 2018

Trevor Scribner, Warren Central senior, appointed to U.S. Naval Academy. (Submitted/The Vicksburg Post)

Warren Central High School senior Trevor Scribner will realize a lifelong dream this summer.

Scribner, who is a cadet in the NJROTC program at Warren Central, has accepted an appointment to the Naval Academy after being nominated by Rep. Bennie Thompson.

“I was really happy because it is something I have beenworking for since I was 6 years old,” Scribner said. “My uncle graduated from the Naval Academy and he talked to me about how life was there, the challenges and the benefits afterwards. After that I made up my mind.”

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Scribner has made two previous trips to Annapolis, Maryland where the school is located for summer programs. Between his sophomore and junior years of high school he attended the Naval Academy’s STEM camp and last summer he attended the summer seminar.

“It is a weeklong toned down of plebe summer where they teach you what it’s like to live at the Naval Academy,” he said of the seminar.

Earlier this school year, Scribner placed third in the Mississippi All-Services JROTC Rifle Meet. He is also a member of the indoor percussion ensemble among other activities at the school.

“This is a wonderful opportunity because he gets a first class education, it is going to be completely paid for and not only is he going to get the academic part of it, he is simultaneously going to be getting all of the leadership aspects,” Warren Central NJROTC commander Jimmy Holder said. “I am one that firmly believes the leadership aspects are just as important as the academic aspects. I don’t know how anybody could get a greater reward than to be selected.”

Scribner said he plans to major in aerospace engineering and possibly minor in Russian. He will report to the Naval Academy June 28.

“As my uncle put it, he said get ready for your summer in hell,” Scribner said. “I am a little nervous, but pretty excited. It is something I have been working for and the chance to represent my state.”