Centennial’s Whitaker headed to West Point

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) personally notified Centennial High School senior Will Whitaker that he has earned an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Price and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) nominated Whitaker. Out of thousands of students applying each year, only 1,100 freshmen are accepted to West Point. Applicants must go through a rigorous application process that includes congressional nomination, both medical and physical exams, top-percentile SAT and ACT scores and top-tier class rank in school.

Candidates must also have proven leadership roles in athletics and extracurricular activities, academic honors for extraordinary performance, exhaustive writing assignments and an interview by a congressionally appointed team.

Whitaker will report to the U.S. Military Academy this summer to begin orientation and training.

JC 03-06-14