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Cadet Activities Roundup, April 4

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Climbing Team:  The Climbing Team at Ubber Falls.Team members spent six hours climbing a number of routes at the Ubber Falls.   Highlights included Cadet Caroline Grigsby successfully sending at difficult 5.11 known as “Retribution,” and CDT Cameron Prince nearly sending a 5.12 appropriately named “No Solution.”

Civil & Mechanical Engineering Club:  The Civil & Military Engineering Club has been named the #1 ASCE Student Chapter in ASCE Region 1 (the entire northeastern U.S.).

Debate Council and Forum (Speech & Parliamentary Debate):  West Point novice teams picked up first and second place out of 20 teams at the Cornell American Parliamentary Tournament. Cadets Jeremy Hunt and Meyer Ungerman bested Matthew Waldrep and Dalton Combs.

Cadet Fine Arts Forum (Hudson Valley Cultural Forum):  Cadet Fine Arts Forum (Hudson Valley Cultural Forum)The CFAF immersed itself into the Hudson Valley art scene. The Wing's Castle owner gave the cadets a personal tour of this unusually eclectic construction.  They also enjoyed a very special engagement at the local Cocoon Theater.

Debate Council and Forum (Domestic Affairs):  The Domestic Affairs Forum sent eighteen cadets to Canada to view U.S. government and foreign relations from the other side of the border. Highlights of the trip included meeting the Honorable David Jacobson, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, and Minister of National Defense, Peter MacKay. Cadets also visited the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and meet with Ms. Roxanne Dube, the Director General of the North American Policy Bureau and Derek Kunsken, the acting Director of Social Policy & Programs for Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Crew Team:  The West Point Crew team competed at the Murphy Cup Regatta on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ. This 2000 meter race was the biggest one to date, with more than 20 colleges competing. The Men’s Novice team won bronze medals and one of the two Novice Men’s Fours qualified for the finals. The Women’s Varsity team finished 14th out of 27 boats.

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