Lincoln’s Stager heading to U.S. Naval Academy

Lincoln’s Stager heading to U.S. Naval Academy

LINCOLN – JR Stager, of Lincoln, a senior at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy in Cumberland, will be inducted into the Class of 2022 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, June 28. He will begin six weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer, when freshmen undergo rigorous training in seamanship, navigation, sailing and infantry skills​ and are restricted access to cell phones, TV, music, and other devices.

Approximately 1,200 young men and women are selected for the “plebe” or freshman class at the U.S. Naval Academy, a four-year service academy. Last year, more than 16,000 applications were received.