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Semper Fidelis: the inspirational journey of Parker Prevost

Nathaniel Jordan
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup recipient and magnet senior Parker Prevost earned the vote as the top-performing student in the class of 2024. As she prepares to enter the United States Naval Academy, the future U.S. Marine engraves her name into Warrior history. Prevost hopes to inspire a generation of NC scholars to strive for the “hard thing.”


This summer, the United States Naval Academy (USNA) will welcome magnet senior Parker Prevost to its upcoming freshman class of 2028. Prevost, three-time captain of the girl’s varsity lacrosse team, received her acceptance to the USNA as the only 2024 NC graduate to attend the historic institution. The USNA’s 11% acceptance rate poses a monumental challenge for prospective midshipmen, and Prevost learned that rather quickly in her process.

In her sophomore year, the USNA denied Prevost’s application for its Naval Academy Summer Seminar. The seminar typically predicts applicants’ chances of acceptance into the school, which commissions the country’s top U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officers. Though she grew anxious after the rejection, Prevost would use the roadblock as fuel for her nearly three-year-long admissions process.

“January of junior year, the preliminary application opened, so I got that in like 24 hours after it opened. I got turned down from the summer seminar, and of course that made me really nervous because if they didn’t want me for one week, would they want me for four years? But they invited me to a candidate visit weekend, and that went so well. I clicked with everybody there like those were my people,” Prevost said.

In her freshman year, Prevost received the Coach’s Award as a starting defender on the lacrosse team. She stepped to the next level her sophomore year, winning defensive player of the year in her first season as a team captain. Prevost led the team as a captain again in her junior and senior seasons, leading her teammates to back-to-back playoff berths— a feat the program had not accomplished since 2018.

Off the field, Prevost boasts over a 4.5 grade point average. Taking on 15 Advanced Placement classes during her time at NC, Prevost molded into one of the top scholars to come through NC’s prestigious international studies magnet program. She received an array of awards for her effort during her junior year, including certificates of merit for Japanese language, U.S. Intelligence and National Security and her overall academic performance, as recognized by the University of Georgia (UGA).

Prevost also participates in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as the club’s Vice President and works on staff with her local church. Her contributions to her church, community, school and country helped to further establish her legacy at NC. January 1, Prevost announced her acceptance and commitment to the USNA via Instagram.

Each school year, among a pool of outstanding scholars and student-athletes, NC’s faculty and staff select the highest-performing senior to represent the Warriors as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) Cup winner. Every high school in Georgia selects a recipient for the award. After taking the faculty’s vote, Principal Matthew Moody shocked Prevost during NC’s annual honors night when he presented the future midshipman as the winner of the AJC cup. 

“It is always worth it to do the hard thing. I encourage [my peers] to do the hard thing. Life is never worth living when you’re constantly in a state of comfort. That’s not where growth comes from… Take your life and decide, ‘What do I really want to do with it? Who can I help? Who can I serve?’ Always have a work in progress,” Prevost said.

Prevost will move on to the USNA over the summer and begin a gritty four-year journey to the U.S. Marine Corps. As she caps off her Warrior legacy, she leaves behind a community of students and staff forever impacted by her leadership and commitment to excellence. Semper Fidelis, Parker Prevost, the number-one overall senior in NC’s class of 2024.

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Nathaniel Jordan
Nathaniel Jordan, Reporter
Nathaniel Jordan, a senior magnet student and cadet in NC’s NJROTC program,  begins his first year on the school newspaper. Jordan's deep passion for writing and research led him to his aspirations of journalism as a future career path. Outside the classroom, Jordan has played for NC’s baseball team, participated on three competitive teams in JROTC and is employed as a head instructor at Choi Kwang Do martial arts. His creative mind extends his wide range of talents into painting, skateboarding and photography. Jordan consistently constructs compelling and thought-provoking poems and is currently working on his first poetry book poetry. Jordan volunteers every Sunday at his church working in the daycare, and strives to be active in school and in his community. With his strenuous efforts to demonstrate great leadership, Jordan attained positions as assistant operations officer, platoon commander, and class leader in JROTC. Jordan also served as a magnet ambassador. Jordan’s goals on The Chant are to grow the NC community and to bring knowledge to social events, breaking news and spreading his passion and knowledge to all readers. Reaching the tail end of his high school career, Jordan hopes his variety of articles on The Chant can help grow the spirit of Warrior Nation, and ensure that nobody is uninformed.

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