FULLERTON — Rosary High School junior Claire Sirna will be getting a running start on the career she hopes to have in the military when she attends the week-long Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a leadership summit with other high school students from throughout the nation.
Sirna was one of approximately 1,000 students chosen out of a pool of nearly 6,000 applicants.
SLE provides high school juniors a week to experience life as a cadet in order to help inform their college selection decision. It is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics.
“I’m excited to meet other leaders from across the country who are passionate about military service,” says Sirna, who this summer also will attend the 72nd session of California Girls State as the representative of Rosary High School.
Sirna is a member of Rosary’s Mock Trial team, ASB, Tri-School Theatre and is the editor of the school’s literary magazine Crossings.
“In the short time that Ms. Sirna has been my student, she has continued to impress me with her intellect, her maturity and her insight,” said Greg Chavez, Sirna’s Mock Trial moderator and a Rosary English teacher. “It comes as no surprise to me that she has earned this honor, and we should expect great things from this talented young woman.”