SPARTA, NJ - In an update to this story, the remarkable young man has received a second nomination to a service academy. On May 2 Frey received an appointment to the Merchant Marine Academy. That appointment required a nomination from Congressman Frelinguysen. While the family is excited about this news, Frey will stay with his first nomination and attend the Coast Guard Academy.
A young man from Sparta will be attending the United States Coast Guard Academy next fall. Kyle Frey, a Pope John student, recently received an appointment to the service academy in New London, CT.
Frey plans to study Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. He will also be running track for Coach Ethan Brown.
A lifelong Sparta resident, Frey has received his Eagle award with Boy Scout Troop 150 where he is also a member of the Order of the Arrow. He is active in several clubs at school and is a member of the Saint Kateri Parish.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to attend such a prestigious college while simultaneously fulfilling my dream of serving my country” Frey said.
He will take his oath as a member of the class of 2021 on June 26.
Admission to the smallest of the five military academies is highly competitive with fewer than 400 appointments offered each year from a pool of more than 2,200 applicants, according to the academy. Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five-year service commitment to the Coast Guard after graduation.
Frey will receive a Bachelor of Science degree when he completes his course of studies. He is also guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard.