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Naval Academy Midshipman Wins on 'The Price is Right'

  POSTED ON: Monday, April 10, 2017 12:10 PM by

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 1st class (senior) Nathan Pearson, 21, of Cottage Grove, Minn. won over $10,000 in prizes on “The Price is Right,” which aired Wednesday, April 5.

Pearson, a member of the Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, traveled to Los Angeles over spring break to take part in several Glee Club performances. While in the Los Angeles area, Pearson and fellow Glee Club members, Midshipman 2nd class (junior) Zach Weseman and Midshipman 3rd class (sophomore) Michael Mason, attended a taping of “The Price is Right,” with the hopes of being selected to compete on the show.

Pearson was the first person chosen from the audience to participate in the game show and eventually won over $10,000 in prizes. His prizes include a pool table, 65-inch 3-D television, kegerator, other game room items, and a year of free pizza.

Earlier this week Pearson was joined by fellow midshipmen for a viewing party of the episode. Pizza was of course provided by Pearson.

Pearson’s episode can be viewed on the CBS website at:

Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service.  More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. U.S. News and World Reports has recognized the Naval Academy as a top five undergraduate engineering school and a top 20 best liberal arts college.  Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects such as leadership, ethics, small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, and military law.  Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 25 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.

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