Linden Public Schools is pleased to announce that our Linden High SchoolNavy JROTC cadet, Daniel Tarnawski, was accepted into the Naval Academy. This is an extremely prestigious appointment. They currently have an 8% acceptance rate, with approximately 17,000 applicants competing for 1350 appointments. They are ranked in the top 10 in just about every category in the national college rankings, including #1 Public School. Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. nominated Daniel Tarnawski to United States Naval Academy. Each year, members of congress nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Linden High School NJROTC held a ceremony at the Susan L. Hudak auditorium on May 9th, 2017 to recognize Cadet Tarnawski’s accomplishments. Daniel received well wishes, resolutions, proclamations and recognition from local leaders, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, New Jersey State Assembly, and the New Jersey State Senate who congratulated him on his accomplishments. Congressman Donald Payne Jr. was the guest speaker and he spoke of the lengthy process involved in receiving one of these appointments and expressed his gratitude to Daniel for his decision to serve this country as an United States Naval Officer. He also presented Cadet Tarnawski with an American flag that flew over the United States Capital.

Linden Public Schools proudly acknowledges Cadet Daniel Tarnawski’s leadership, character, determination, and sacrifice. He is truly one of the best of the best of his generation at Linden High School.