Two Wayzata Students Headed to Coast Guard Academy
Having a student accepted to any of the branches of the military academies is an honor, but Wayzata High School is sending two students to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
“It’s very unique,” said Matthew Gettman, a Coast Guard Admissions Partner. “It’s rare to have even more than one student from a state, especially from the middle states and in this case to have two students from the same school is exceptional.”
Emma AuBuchon and Jin Johnson accepted their invitations to become cadets and in a few weeks will be shipping off for the Academy in New London, Connecticut.
“I was originally interested in it because they have a great sailing team. And I really wanted to sail,” said Emma AuBuchon. “Also, I wanted to study government which can be difficult to study and find a career in it with other schools. So, through the Coast Guard, I will have a job after, and study what I want and sail for an amazing team.”
Coast Guard scholarships are valued at $400 thousand dollars, and both students are excited about their opportunity.
“The mission of the Coast Guard is, I think, what fits me best,” said Jin Johnson. “As well as the post graduation opportunities as well because I love the ocean as well as flying and so either one of those I’d be very happy in doing.”
Another two cadets are coming from Minnetonka High School makes a total of four cadets from Minnesota.