The United States Coast Guard Academy will welcome 285 men and women into the Class of 2025, on Monday, June 28, 2021. Of these cadets, Gladwin High School graduate (Class of 2020), Grace Beardsley, is one of the few selected from thousands of applicants.
The United States Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive and has an acceptance rate of around 12 percent and has high expectations of character, leadership, academic, and athletic standards. The Coast Guard Academy is located in New London, Connecticut and is an accredited college educating future Coast Guard Officers.
Grace has spent this past academic year at Georgia Military College as a cadet sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where she earned the Class of 2021 Scholar Award which recognizes outstanding military, academic and athletic performance while demonstrating superior leadership throughout the year.