West Point Accepts Two Suburban Graduates

Along the Hudson River in New York, the United States Military Academy of West Point provides students a four-year education to some of the most talented young men and women.  Their mission is to “educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.”  To be considered for candidacy, you must first be nominated by a US Senator. Once this occurs, the student must have excellent academic and physical performance on a series of assessments. With an acceptance rate of around 10%, West Point is one of the most rigorous academies to attend. Recently, 1,257 students were accepted among the 13,827 applicants.   According to our local field force representative, it’s not uncommon to have a York County student accepted to the academy, but extremely uncommon to ever have two from the same high school. We are proud to have two students, Carter Kowalewski and Ted Gunn, accepted to West Point this year. We are confident that these two young men will represent the York Suburban community well.


Left: Theodore Gunn, Right: Carter Kowalewski

Submitted by Mr. Scott Shirey, High School Assistant Principal