Student gets West Point appointment

CHARLES TOWN — Washington High School senior Andrew Scott has received an appointment to West Point Military Academy.

Scott, who is the son of Stephen and Karen Scott, of Tuscawilla Hills, was nominated by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Sen.

Andrew Scott is a senior at Washington High. Later this year, he will head to New York and attend theWest Point Military Academy

Joe Manchin. Scott says he was inspired to join the military and pursue his college career at West Point because he has had a lifelong

interest in military history and stories. His father was in the Army and as a child he was always “playing with GI Joes” and reading

stories about the Army.

As a sophomore in high school, he was chosen to attend the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership, which provided him with a set of leadership skills that he wanted to address in his later life.

He will spend at least five years on active duty with the Army and then three years of individual military reserve following West Point, meaning he will be on call if needed.

As to his future after the military, he is undecided, but it will include higher education.

“When I received the appointment, at first I was shocked and then very happy and excited because I had always known I wanted

to be a part of the Army,” Scott said. “I want to thank everyone who helped and encourage me in this endeavor.”

At Washington, Scott has been a four-year varsity football player and this year was captain of the Patriots team. He has also been a member of the Key Club for three years, serving his sophomore year as secretary and was vice president of his senior class. He attended The Governor’s Honors Academy, was a former Cub Scout and a volunteer for a number of group activities associated with the Kiwanis Club and the Jefferson County Football League.

His hobbies and out-of-school activities include hiking, hunting, fishing, and playing paintball.

His high school principal, Judy Ann Marcus, said Scott’s appointment was well deserved.

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