From Bill's blog:
Our second part is with the Brigade Commander at the U. S. Naval Academy, Jonathan Poole of Yarmouth. John was chosen as the top overall Midshipman based on overall academic and military capabilities. He is a top scholar and a finalist for Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. It's an amazing accomplish for anyone, perhaps especially so for Jon, who was not a top student in high school or his first college stop. He finished in the top quarter of his class at Yarmouth. He went to Trinity College in Hartford where it wasn't going great. He decided he wanted something more, the discipline that is offered at a service academy. He certainly found a home at Navy.