Cadet Fernando Weiner accepted to West Point

By Adriane K. Seymour….

Cadet Major Fernando O. Weiner

Riverside Military Academy (RMA) has announced that Cadet Major Fernando O. Weiner, a senior at RMA, has been accepted to the United States Military Academy (West Point) in New York.

West Point’s student body totals approximately 4,400 cadets, and the admissions process is extremely competitive. Cadet Weiner is one of 1,200 applicants selected for an appointment from over 16,000 student applications. Applicants are evaluated on academic, physical and leadership potential. West Point graduates include two U.S. Presidents, as well as several ambassadors, state governors, judges, cabinet members, astronauts, and engineers.

Cadet Weiner is the company commander of Band Company at RMA. He is president of the National Honor Society at Riverside and a member of the RMA Honor Council. He also is a member of the Horton Society, one of Riverside Military Academy’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, named in honor of Colonel O. R. Horton. He participates on both the RMA varsity football team and the wrestling team.

Cadet Fernando Weiner, from Pinecrest, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Weiner Esq. Jeffrey Weiner, who has law offices in the Dadeland area, is a member of the graduating class of 1966 at Riverside Military Academy. Fernando’s older brother, Diego, graduated from Riverside in 2009, and his younger brothers, Max and Jake, both currently attend RMA and are continuing the family tradition.

Riverside Military Academy, founded in 1907, is one of the premier college preparatory academies for young men in grades 7-12. The academy is located in Gainesville, GA, one hour north of Atlanta. Visit for more information.

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