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2013 Virginia Press Association 1st Place - Sports feature photo 
Annapolis Naval Academy freshmen, Class of 2016, attempt to climb the Herndon Monument at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., Monday, May 20, 2013. The annual competition held between classes has first year plebes use teamwork to build a human pyramid and replace the first year "dixie cup" hat at the top of the lard-covered monument with an upperclassman's hat. After the event the freshmen are no longer called plebes but "fourth class midshipmen." This year's class completed the event in one hour and 32 minutes.

2013 Virginia Press Association 1st Place - Sports feature photo Annapolis Naval Academy freshmen, Class of 2016, attempt to climb the Herndon Monument at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., Monday, May 20, 2013. The annual competition held between classes has first year plebes use teamwork to build a human pyramid and replace the first year "dixie cup" hat at the top of the lard-covered monument with an upperclassman's hat. After the event the freshmen are no longer called plebes but "fourth class midshipmen." This year's class completed the event in one hour and 32 minutes.

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