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Lennox native graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. –Madeline Loewe of  Lennox, S.D. successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in English with Honors and a commission as a US Navy Ens. At the academy Loewe was also a member of the Women’s Glee Club. 

Loewe is the daughter of Matt and Paula Loewe, Lennox, S.D. and a 2020 graduate of Lennox High School. At USNA, Loewe was on the Anti Terrorism/Force Protection, holding the billet of AT/FP Officer for 2nd Battalion during her 1/C year and 9th Company Representative her 2/C year, 9th Company Squad Leader the first semester of her 1/C year, and Women’s Glee Club Vice President her 1/C year. Loewe service selected Naval Intelligence.

Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. Each year, approximately 1,200 students are admitted to the Naval Academy’s incoming class. U.S. News and World Reports has recognized the Naval Academy as the #1 public school, #4 engineering program, and #6 liberal arts college. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects such as leadership, ethics, small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 26 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps. 

The academy’s alumni include, one president, 29 members of Congress, five governors, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, two Nobel Prize winners, 55 astronauts, and 4,000 admirals and generals.

Loewe is pictured above, right.


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