R. Casey Olson ’71, a retired oil executive, remains engaged with Culver Academies more than five decades after graduating because of the important role the school played in his life.
The Culver Cannon
While track and field, outside of the Summer Olympics, is not a high-profile spectator sport in the U.S., it is our country’s most popular high-school sport in terms of participation. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, each year over 1.1 million student-athletes participate in track and field, including indoor and outdoor seasons.
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Anna Zaccaria ’13, an Army second lieutenant, is the first female Army reservist to begin her career as an infantry officer. Zaccaria graduated from the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course on Dec. 16. She is a scout platoon leader with the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
Culver Academies is a boarding school designed to be a high-challenge environment, so the school provides a support structure for students to help them find solutions to the challenges they face. The hub of that support system is the counselors in dorms and barracks.
The Department of Leadership Education has grown and evolved, but it maintains its singular focus on this over-arching, inclusive goal integrated between Culver Girls Academy and Culver Military Academy: educating for the cultivation of truly great leaders, namely, leaders possessing virtues and values necessary for responsible citizenship and inspiring followers in a democratic society.
Doug Norton ’66 believes everyone should make three philanthropic gifts each year to causes important to them. Culver makes his list.
Culver Academies instructors are taking class time to work with students on ways to alleviate anxiety and provide them tools to improve their mental well-being.
Dorie Clark, who teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and is the author of the book, “The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World,” told Culver Academies students they could set themselves up for success by learning to be long-term thinkers.