05.07.18

Sturgis Brown High School Graduate Accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

Justice West was nominated to the United States Naval Academy by Senator Mike Rounds

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that Sturgis Brown High School graduate Justice West has received a fully qualified offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, which he intends to accept. West, the son of Patrick and Cassandra West of Piedmont, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy from Rounds. He currently attends the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI.

“I congratulate Justice on his offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Rounds. “Justice is committed to giving back to his community, and has volunteered his time to work with the elderly, the local police department, the animal shelter and the United Way. He showed leadership skills as one of the varsity football team captains at Sturgis Brown High School and as a founding member of the Spanish Club. Throughout his academic career, Justice has worked hard and we commend him for his desire to serve our country in the Navy.”

“I am very excited to begin my education at USNA and I will take full advantage of this amazing opportunity as I continue to pursue my goal of receiving a commission in the naval service,” said West. “I am very thankful to all my friends, family and community for their endless support in my journey thus far.”

Each year, Rounds is able to nominate a select group of eligible students from South Dakota to attend our nation’s four service academies: The U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy. More information about the nomination process and eligibility requirements can be found here.

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