Local scout John Paul Shadroui (second from left) is picture with other participants at the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

Special to Iredell Free News

John Paul Shadroui, a Life Scout in Troop 609 of Statesville, recently completed the Summer Seminar at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

John Paul Shadroui

The USNA’s Summer Seminar is the first step in navigating a young person’s future to becoming one of our nation’s next generation of leaders. Admission to Summer Seminar is competitive and the program introduces young people to life at the Academy, where they experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training. Attendees learn from some of the Naval Academy’s best midshipmen and most esteemed faculty members.

John is the son of Alexandra and Mike Shadroui. He attends Statesville Christian High School, where he has participated in soccer, basketball, tennis and Quiz Bowl. He has been active in Troop 609 for several years and currently serves as the troop’s Chaplain’s Aid. He received the Honor Camper Award at Camp Raven Knob in July of 2021.

Troop 609 is sponsored by First Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church of Statesville and meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the troop’s scout hut located at 2019 Davie Avenue in Statesville. For more information call 704-876-3852 or email nctroop609@yahoo.com.

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