Brendon Wamsley ’15 recently received a prestigious appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and Friday (March 27) at Convocation it was made official.
With Wamsley’s family, friends, and the Jesuit High School student body on hand in St. Anthony's Chapel, Col. Daniel O’Dell, representing admissions at West Point, made the presentation of an appointment to the United States Military Academy to “a most outstanding young individual here at Jesuit High School." Col. O’Dell said only 1,200 high school students nationwide were accepted to West Point this year.
Wamsley was recognized for his leadership at Jesuit, particularly in peer ministry and football.
“I challenge (Wamsley) to strive while at the Academy, and in all future endeavors,’’ O’Dell said.
In an email to Jesuit principal Barry Neuburger this week, Maj. Charles Cook, the Directorate of Admissions at West Point, wrote:
“Mr. Wamsley's academic preparation completed during his four years at Jesuit High School has prepared him for the challenges that await him at West Point. Thank you and Jesuit High School for the commitment to the foundations of a Catholic Education that has given Mr. Wamsley the requisite skill sets to be first accepted to and secondly successful at West Point as he embraces this next step in his education and service to the nation!”
Wamsley will join the Class of 2019 at West Point on June 29. Among those currently at West Point is 2013 Jesuit graduate Alex Soler. Please see video of Friday’s presentation and a photo slideshow below, or click here:
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