Newport High School senior Brennen Wood has been selected to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. He is the son of Greg and Linell Wood, of Newport.
The Coast Guard Academy is an accredited college educating future Coast Guard officers. The smallest of the country’s five military service academies, the Coast Guard Academy’s Corps of Cadets represents the nations’ best and brightest students, ready to serve and lead their country.
Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive, and fewer than 400 appointments are offered annually from a pool of more than 2,200 applicants. Cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five-year service commitment to the Coast Guard upon graduation. All graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and a guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard.