Wide receiver to join the Navy


Cassidy Klock

Senior Sean Bettwey races to defend the ball. Bettwey participated in the All-Star students versus staff football game during the turkey bowl.

Wide receiver Sean Bettwy was recently accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy. 

“It was a big feeling of accomplishment,” Bettwy said. “The application process took around eight to 10 months. Whenever I got accepted it was a pretty good thing.”

Bettwy chose this path in life in order to serve his country and to open up more of a way to build a career after the Navy.

“I want to be a strong leader. It gives me an opportunity to go to college and be a strong leader within our own military,” Bettwy said.

Bettwy also says he has a set career in mind after the Navy.

“The army has a mechanical degree which would be very interesting. But I want to become a robotics engineer which the Navy provides,” Bettwy said.

Despite this he remains with a flexible approach in his career choice.

“We will see where it goes. There are a lot of different opportunities with the armed services,” Bettwy said.

According to Bettwy, a he was one of the 100 applicants accepted from the 1600 applicants trying to enroll.

Congressman John Joyce M.D. (PA-13) provides his constituents with a link to get more information and to apply for a district spot. Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. Congressman Joyce may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to his district.

“Congratulations to Sean Bettwy of Blair County upon his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy for the Class of 2027,” Congressman Joyce said. “Last fall, it was my privilege to nominate Sean and to recognize his strong desire to serve our nation. Through his exemplary preparation, Sean has demonstrated a dedication to grow, lead, and serve. The service academy appointment process is highly selective and competitive. I am thrilled that Sean has received an appointment to the U.S Naval Academy, and I commend him and his family on this great achievement.”