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February 26, 2013

Upton announces Adam Taggett of Portage Central High School appointed to West Point

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) Tuesday (February 26) announced that Adam Taggett of Portage has been accepted to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Upton, who recommended Mr. Taggett for selection to the prestigious service academy, personally congratulated him on his appointment.  Adam is currently a senior at Portage Central High School.

“I am honored to announce Adam’s appointment to West Point,” said Upton.  “Adam is a remarkable young man who has excelled at Portage Central in the classroom and beyond.  He has successfully undergone a rigorous selection process, athletically and academically, and our entire community should be proud of his achievements.  By attending West Point, Adam follows in the footsteps of past cadets who went on to become some of the greatest leaders and public figures in American history.  This exemplary young man represents the very best that Michigan has to offer.  I encourage local students who aspire to follow in Adam’s footsteps to contact my office to open a whole new world of opportunity and the chance to serve our country.”

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 included an interview with Upton’s Academy Advisory Board that is comprised of community leaders.  Upon approval by the board, Adam’s name was then passed on to Upton, who then officially nominated the Portage Central High School senior to the United States Military Academy.  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.

Source:  News release from Congressman Fred Upton


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