U.S. Rep. John Rutherford has announced Mitchell V. Henshaw has accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Henshaw will join the Class of 2024 in early summer.
Nominated by Rutherford, Henshaw competed first locally to obtain a nomination and then nationally to secure an appointment. The academy receives over 16,000 applications but only accepts about 1,200. Applicants are generally top students from every state in the country. The students serve as class leaders, are members of various honor societies, have impressive community service hours, play athletics and score between 1230 and 1520 on the SAT.
A student at The Bolles School, Henshaw’s academic career includes 10 honor and seven advanced placement classes, and he has over a 4.0 GPA. He has been a member of the varsity crew team for four years.
In addition, he is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. He received a gold medal for the 2019 National Spanish Exam, earned his Eagle Scout Award and is a member of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society for the Boy Scouts of America. He is also president of the Environmental and Save Our Seas clubs and is on the Character Committee and a New Student Ambassador.
He has amassed over 250 hours of volunteer service with groups like Dreams Come True and the Jacksonville River Keeper.
Henshaw is the son of Sarah and Jarrod Henshaw and lives in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Photo provided by the Henshaw family