Otsego student nominated to West Point

Otsego High School student Sawyer Hess has been nominated for United States Military Academy class of 2019.

Hess, of Gobles is a nominee for 2015-2016 academic year along with Hopkins High School’s Matthew Robinson and both have excelled academically as well as athletically at their respective schools and gone through an extensive selection process, according to members of the advisory board for U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, who met with the students.

“One of my greatest pleasures as a Member of Congress is being able to nominate such talented students to our nation’s prestigious military service academies,” Upton said. “These young men and women follow in the tradition of some of America’s finest leaders and brightest minds. Each member of this group has undergone a rigorous selection process to get to where they are today. They represent the best that southwest Michigan has to offer. We are so proud of their accomplishments and desire to serve their country.”

The individual academies will make the final decisions on military appointments. A Member of Congress, the President, or the Vice President must nominate all applicants to service academies.

For full story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 22 issue of The Union Enterprise or subscribe to the e-edition.

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