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The West Point Society of Central Florida exists to serve alumni, ex-cadets and friends of The United States Military Academy living in Central Florida as well as those visiting the area. The purpose of this group is to provide a networking platform for those associated with the Academy, and provide news, information, and events related to the Academy as well as items of local interest to this group's members.
According to CDT Kelley Ericson ’21, the Corps of Cadets had been buzzing with excitement all week over the arrival of former President George W. Bush, the 2017 recipient of the Thayer Award, and when he entered Washington Hall for the award dinner and ceremony he received what CDT Jackson Luff ’18 called, “Some of the loudest cheers I ever heard in the Mess Hall.” [SEE PHOTOS]
Presented annually by the West Point Association of Graduates since 1958, the Thayer Award recognizes a U.S. citizen whose outstanding character, accomplishments, and stature in the civilian community draw wholesome comparison to the qualities for which West Point strives, in keeping with its motto: Duty, Honor, Country. In his remarks introducing the 2017 recipient, LTG (R) Larry Jordan ’68, Chairman of the West Point Association of Graduates, noted the concept of the Thayer Award originated with the Class of 1931, which sought to create an award that would contribute to the public’s understanding of West Point and the principles on which it is built.
Army defeated Rice in an overwhelming way this past weekend. Groups split their time between either the football game or the Ocktoberfest being held this past weekend. Pictured at the left is Mike Jenson, Alfonso Cotto, Monty Putman, Audra, Joe and Sandra O'Connell. The summary of the game is from the NCAA.com website.
The Black Knights dominated the Owls by 37 points for the largest margin of victory ever against the Owls. The Army squad came into the game with quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw throwing for only 116 yards on the season. The Black Knights stuck to the running game script, with Bradshaw attempting only two passes with zero yards and an interception -- the third game he has finished with zero passing yards this season.
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Army posted 21 straight points to break a halftime tie and pull away for a win over UTEP. The victory snapped a two-game slide for Army and dropped UTEP to 0-5 on the season. The 35 points scored were the most the Black Knights have tallied against a Football Bowl Subdivision team this season.
Player of the game
Army running back Andy Davidson rushed 14 times for a team-high 100 yards and one touchdown.
The following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1954 | 1973 | 1979 | 1990 | 2003 | 2007. Class Notes
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