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Valley Forge Military Academy Graduates Class of 2022 Cadets

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Graduates toss their covers in the air at Valley Forge Military Academy & College.

Image via Valley Forge Military Academy & College.

With the traditional tossing of their covers, these 36 VFMA graduates will go on to colleges such as MIT, Syracuse, the Merchant Marine Academy, among other prestigious universities.

Valley Forge Military Academy has awarded 36 Cadets with their high school diplomas as part of the 94th annual commencement ceremony. The Cadets have been accepted to more than 30 colleges and universities to begin studying for their bachelor’s degrees.

“We are so proud of this class,” said Col Stuart B. Helgeson, USMCR (Ret), president of Valley Forge Military Academy & College. “They have worked hard to achieve the Five Cornerstones around which a VFMA education is centered. They are prepared for college and to become the leaders of our society.”

The Five Cornerstones of a VFMA education are Academic Excellence, Physical Development, Personal Motivation, Character Development, and Leadership.

Cadet Christopher Howard of Middletown, NJ is the class valedictorian. Having been accepted to all Ivy League schools, as well as the California Institute of Technology and many others, Cadet Howard will attend MIT the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Cadet Christopher Howard from Middletown, NJ, (center) is the class valedictorian and will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Also pictured are (left) Col Stuart B. Helgeson, USMCR (Ret), president of VFMA,  and (right) Mrs. Lauren Wochok, dean, VFMA. Image via VFMAC.

Valley Forge Military Academy is an international private, independent college preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12. Its mission is to educate Cadets within an academic and military environment, to be fully prepared for their responsibilities as citizen leaders who are mentally alert, sound of body, considerate of others, and possess the highest sense of duty, honor, loyalty and courage.

Applications for Fall 2022 for both the Academy and Valley Forge Military College are being accepted now at  and

Find out more about the Valley Forge Military Academy and College.