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Upton Announces Students from Paw Paw, Schoolcraft Appointed to West Point

Upton sponsored the two students’ applications to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point – Upton personally congratulated both

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Washington, DC, February 3, 2012 | Meghan Kolassa ((202) 225-3761) | comments
Congressman Fred Upton today announced that Corry Daoust of Paw Paw and Brandon Vukelich of Schoolcraft have been accepted to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Upton, who recommended Mr. Daoust and Mr. Vukelich for selection to the prestigious service academy, personally congratulated Corry and Brandon on their appointments.  Corry is currently a freshman at the University of Michigan and Brandon is a senior at Schoolcraft High School.  Brandon also has a pending application for the U.S. Naval Academy.

“I am thrilled to announce the appointments of Corry and Brandon to the United States Military Academy,” said Upton.  “These remarkable young men have excelled both in and out of the classroom.  They have successfully undergone a rigorous selection process, athletically and academically, and our entire community should be proud of their achievements.  These exemplary young men represent the very best that Michigan has to offer.  I encourage local students who aspire to follow in Corry and Brandon’s footsteps and are interested in attending one of our nation’s service academies to contact my office to open a whole new world of opportunity and the chance to serve our nation.”

Each year, Upton nominates students from Michigan’s Sixth District who have excelled in their respective schools and have gone through a rigorous selection process.  The selection process includes an interview with Upton’s Academy Advisory Board that is comprised of community leaders.  Upon approval by the board, the names are passed on to Upton, who then officially nominates the local youth.  The individual academies make the final decisions on military appointments. 

Students interested in attending a service academy are encouraged to contact Upton’s St. Joseph-Benton Harbor District Office for further information: (269) 982-1986.  
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