Marina del Rey resident Alex Monsivaiz, a cadet at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, has been selected to receive the academy’s Silver A Award.

The annual award was established in 1943 to identify a select number of cadets who show great potential to do extraordinary things, based on their exceptional conduct and performance as a cadet.

The cadets who are honored with the award are given additional privileges and freedom during the school year, an academy spokesperson said.

Monsiviaz is in the 12th grade at the 101-year-old academy, located on an oceanfront campus in north San Diego County.

Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private non-profit institution that provides an education for young men in grades 7 through 12. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states, the academy spokesperson said.