Dalton Carter, a MCHS senior this year, has had the desire to serve his country since he can remember. He’s been appointed to the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. Recruiting the nation’s most promising students who have maintained academic excellence, along with excellent physicality, West Point has been educating, training, and inspiring leaders of character for the United States Army and for the nation for more than 200 years. A student attending West Point is provided a tuition-free education; in return, the student commits to five years of active duty as a commissioned second lieutenant in the Army and an additional three years as a reserve. Out of all of the applicants per year to West Point, approximately nine percent actually receive admission. In addition to all of the strict criteria to be admitted, applicants must also have a congressional nomination. Dalton received a nomination for admission from Congressman Andy Barr. “I want to thank everyone who has helped along the way: Mrs. Eads, Mrs. Manning, Ms. Gannon, Mr. Richards, Mrs. Manley, Mr. Sizemore, Mr. Mansfield, Ms. Botts and my family and friends,” Dalton shared. Dalton is the son of Cherokee and Heather Carter.
Congratulations to Dalton and his family for this tremendous honor.