Cadet Fujimura is a senior at Houghton College from Fairport, N.Y. Fujimura is a biology major with a concentration in pre-medicine. She is a three-sport athlete at Houghton, running cross-country as well as indoor and outdoor track and field. She is also a second-degree black belt at Rochester Taekwondo Club in Perinton, N.Y. She is a freshman orientation leader, a First-Year Intro course leader and helps on the Campus Activities Board (CAB). On Sundays she teaches Sunday school at Houghton Wesleyan church. She hopes to serve active duty in the Medical Service Corps post college, and later pursue a career as a pediatric or trauma surgeon.
Cadet Cydney Blong is a senior biology/pre-physical therapy major at Houghton. Originally from Seneca Falls, N.Y. (now living in Charlotte, NC), she runs cross-country and track for the Highlanders and also enjoys weight lifting, bicycling, and playing soccer in her spare time. Cadet Blong would like to continue her education after Houghton to pursue a doctoral degree in physical therapy, and to ultimately branch into the Medical Specialist Corps with physical therapy in the Army. Recently awarded a two-year active duty scholarship, she hopes to travel the world helping injured soldiers "get back on their feet" and return to their everyday lives.
Cadet Latouche grew up in Alabama and later moved to Maine for his elementary and high school years. He attended a private school and lived in a Christian home. He enjoys many activities outdoors, as well as plenty of them indoors. He enjoys all sorts of music, playing table tennis, foosball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and many other things. He is actively involved in student government and student programs and is willing to help out anybody that needs it. He is a computer science major, with which he hopes to enter the Military Intelligence or Military Police Corps of the U.S. Army. After the Army, he has thought about joining a police force, and just maybe someday the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Cadet Alyssa Kiser is currently a junior intercultural studies major with French and linguistics as her concentrations. Minoring in military leadership, her ambitions are to become a member of the Army Military Police or Military Intelligence, or a Civil Affairs Officer. Although she was originally born in Pennsylvania, her permanent residence is currently in the east Tennessee area. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, going to the gym, going out with friends and jumping in rain puddles.
Cadet Alexander Buszka is a sophomore at Houghton College and is majoring in political science. Buszka is from Lancaster, New York, right outside of the city of Buffalo. Outside of school he enjoys snowboarding, working out, playing the piano, playing soccer and hanging out with friends. He is a freshman class senator at Houghton and runs indoor and outdoor track. Buszka's preferred branch of the Army is Military Intelligence, to which he hopes to be commissioned upon graduation.
Cadet David Weigle is currently from Carlisle, Pennsylvania; however, he is also a military dependent which makes naming a hometown rather difficult. Cadet Weigle is a sophomore and is majoring in business administration with a minor in either economics or accounting. He enjoys hiking, working out, skiing and other outdoor activities. His favorite hobby is flying, and he is currently pursuing a Private Pilot Certificate. Cadet Weigle is looking to obtain an Active Duty contract and hopes to branch into aviation. He recently received his three year scholarship.
Paul is psychology major at Houghton College and aspires to receive an ROTC scholarship. Born in '93 in Rochester NY, he grew up there and played rugby for Fairport high school and club soccer for the Scarlet Knights. He was captain of the soccer team both junior and senior year, and played full back in the 2011 NYS rugby championship and was captain his senior year.