West Campus senior accepted to both West Point and US Naval Academy
West Campus High School senior Justin Nguyen has been accepted to both the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
He is opting for the Naval Academy where, as a midshipmen, tuition, room, board and all expenses will be paid all four years.
The process for admittance to one of the U.S. military academies is extremely difficult to navigate: Students must be nominated for consideration by the President, the Vice President, a Congressional Representative or a U.S. Senator. Only one student per Congressional district can be nominated.
From about 15,000 applications that each Service Academy accept as complete, 1,200 freshmen are selected to attend. Nguyen credits his achievements and dedication to serving the community, which started with Boy Scout Troop 50 and continued at West Campus. He also volunteered at Mather Veteran’s Affairs Hospital.
“It is an honor to represent and serve my country,” Nguyen says. “I look forward to the great things that await me and the important leadership skills that I will learn at such a prestigious school. I couldn’t have been admitted without the help and support of many individuals including Boy Scouts Troop 50, West Campus and my family.”
As president of West Campus’ Associated Student Body, Nguyen has been instrumental in guiding his fellow classmates with school-wide activities. He was one of the students responsible for bringing the moving “Every Fifteen Minutes” program this year to West Campus High School.
“Justin is the type of student who is well-liked and respected by all of his peers as well as all of the staff,” says Principal David Rodriguez. “We are extremely proud of Justin for what he has accomplished at West Campus High School and look forward to his future successes.”