Sunday August 25 the West Point Society of Annapolis (WPSOA) held its annual welcome picnic at the Fairwinds Community Pavilion, Severna Park, MD, to welcome the seven exchange cadets from the class of 2021 to the Annapolis area. The exchange cadets will spend the fall semester at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. In all, more than 50 guests attended the event and welcomed the cadets who enjoyed a picnic consisting of Mission BBQ meats and sides, as well as salads, drinks and desserts provided by the attendees. WPSOA President Steve Heinecke addressed the assemblage, commented on the society's 33-year history and its recently being named a Distinguished Society for the 21st consecutive year. Steve then explained the annual picnic tradition and asked the cadets to introduce themselves. A great time was enjoyed by all attendees.
Photo: From left to right, Cadets Phil Federico, Nathan Ault, Matt Scully, Connor Fischer, Andrew Bowlus, Bryce Ott and Stone Stevens