Published : Monday, June 13, 2016 | 1:20 PM
Maranatha High School is proud to announce that alumnus, Joseph Hynes ’16, will be attending the United States Military Academy in West Point, Virginia, where he intends to study International Relations. Following graduation, he will have a 5-year commitment to serve in the Army. From a young age Joseph felt a calling to serve his country. He was attracted to West Point because of the high physical and academic expectations of the cadets. This prestigious opportunity is very familiar to Joseph’s parents, Jeffrey and Linda Hynes, as their oldest son, Benjamin Hynes, graduated Maranatha High School in 2014 and went on to join the U.S. Naval Academy.
In addition to his academic excellence at Maranatha High School, Joseph has participated in Boys Scouts for the past 11 years. As a result he has accumulated more than 1,000 camping hours as well as 750 community service hours. His commitment to scouts has paid off as Joseph has recently achieved the highest rank known as Eagle Scout. Moreover, Joseph has been on the Maranatha Swim Team, where he earned the “Christian Character Award” as a freshman and was JV captain during his sophomore year. Joseph has also served on Maranatha’s Associated Student Body leadership team for the past two years while also participating in mission trips to New Orleans, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua where he helped serve and attend to the needs of others.
Joseph’s guidance counselor at Maranatha High School, Daniel Mehrabian, stated, “It was quickly apparent that Joseph is a uniquely gifted young man who excels both in his academics as well as in his extracurricular activities. Joseph is dedicated, compassionate, and possesses natural leadership qualities. Beyond his exemplary performance here at Maranatha High School, Joseph is an extremely humble and kind individual. He is always ready to assist those that are in need, and enjoys empowering and elevating those around him. May the Lord continue to abundantly bless Joseph as he begins this new chapter of his life.”
Maranatha High School is proud to watch Joseph Hynes begin his journey to serve our country and use his strong leadership skills and education to lead others with integrity.
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