Rancho Santa Fe resident and Army and Navy Academy cadet Brad Nowakowski, center, stands proudly with his diploma between Academy President Steve Bliss, left and Jack Wyatt, chairman of the Academy’s board of trustees. Nowakowski was Assistant Campus Operations Officer and among 82 upper school cadets to graduate June 8 from the military academy located in Carlsbad. Nowakowski lives in Rancho Santa Fe with his mother, Susan Salka.
Keynote speaker during commencement ceremonies was author, radio host and former pilot Bill Hensley.
Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for 7th- through 12th-grade young men. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states.