Ryan McWhorter of La Cañada has achieved cadet status at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, Calif. and was recognized for completing plebe training there.
McWhorter completed a three-week training course at the academy, where he learned the school's history and traditions, the alma mater, and armed and unarmed drill. The institution is a private, not-for-profit boarding school for students in grades 7-12.
"We are pleased to welcome these young men into the Army and Navy Academy Corps of Cadets," said LTC Kevin McMahan, USA (Ret.), senior Army instructor in a statement about the March 6 recognition ceremony. "They have demonstrated their commitment to the Cadet Corps and to striving for leadership excellence."