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Whitewater junior is selected for leadership program at West Point

Only 500 out of the 5,000 high school juniors who applied to West Point’s Summer Leadership Experience were selected, and among them is Whitewater High junior Samuel McDonald.
For one week in June, McDonald will experience life at West Point by living in the cadet barracks, eating in the cadet mess, and participating in academic, leadership, athletic, and military workshops. The purpose of the program is to help juniors with their college-selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers, and lives, in general.
All attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation, and military and physical fitness training, and, in addition, each student selects three of 15 workshops.
The United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federally funded undergraduate college located 50 miles north of New York City. A preeminent leader-development institution, West Point was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering. Since then, West Point has grown in size and stature, but remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character for America’s Army.


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