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Libertyville student to ride for Culver Academies in inaugural parade

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    Wendy Brewer

Culver Academies

CULVER, Ind. -- William Brewer, from Libertyville, Ill., will be riding in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday, Jan. 21, as a member of the Culver Military Academy Black Horse Troop. Brewer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Brewer.

The 58-member boys mounted unit will be riding with 24 members of the Culver Girls Academy Equestriennes. This will be the 16th inaugural parade for the Black Horse Troop and the seventh for the Equestriennes.

The Inaugural Parade marks the 100th anniversary of the Black Horse Troop's first ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. The mounted unit served as the official escort for Vice President Thomas Marshall during Woodrow Wilson's inaugural parades in 1913 and 1917. Marshall was the former governor of Indiana.

The parade will be televised live. Uninterrupted coverage will be broadcast on C-SPAN. More details about Culver's inaugural activities are available at

About Culver Academies

Located on a scenic 1,800-acre lakeside campus in northern Indiana, Culver Academies offer a coeducational college preparatory boarding school for grades 9-12 and an unparalleled summer experience through the Culver Summer Schools & Camps for boys and girls ages 7-17.

Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society. This is in addition to its rigorous and well-respected academic and extracurricular activities.

Founded in 1894, the boys' school, Culver Military Academy, teaches young men leadership, self- discipline, and responsibility. The Culver Girls Academy, founded in 1971, is based upon the English prefect system of student leadership to achieve similar values for young women.

Culver's boarding school enrollment of approximately 800 is comprised of a global student body from more than 40 states and 25 countries, including China, Mexico, Europe, South Korea, and Canada. More than one third of students receive need-based financial aid. The same approach to leadership is taught in the Culver Summer Schools & Camps, which enroll 1,400 boys and girls from over 40 states, and 35 countries.

Accomplished Culver alumni include: George R. Roberts, co-founder and partner, KKR, San Francisco; George M. Steinbrenner, former owner New York Yankees; Frank Batten, founder, The Weather Channel, Virginia Beach, Va.; actor Hal Holbrook, Beverly Hills, Calif.; K.S. "Bud" Adams, owner, Tennessee Titans, Houston; Miles D. White, Chairman and CEO, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill.; Michael R. Huffington, former U.S. Senator, Houston; Samuel C. Butler, former managing partner, Cravath Swain & Moore, New York City; William A. Osborn, former CEO, Northern Trust Co., Chicago; Charles T. Brumback, former CEO, Tribune Companies, Chicago; Craig S. Duchossois, CEO, Duchossois Industries, Chicago; Bernardo Quintana, chairman, Empressas ICA, Mexico City;and James A. Henderson, former CEO, Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind.

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