Everett Teen Wins Appointment to West Point

May 19, 2014


Michael Wanner

Michael Wanner is headed to West Point. Photo courtesy of Kurt Wanner

While we do report more than our fair share of breaking news and crime stories, MyEverettNews.com is also happy to share this reminder that there are far more kids in Everett doing positive things than negative…

Michael Wanner, son of Kurt and Ann Wanner of Everett, WA, has received an appointment for the Class of 2018 to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. Wanner received a principal nomination to West Point from Congressman Rick Larsen.

Wanner will graduate with Honors from Kamiak High School on June 6th, 2014. Michael was Principal String Bassist and Vice President of The Kamiak Orchestra, a member of Kamiak’s Cross Country team and a Sea Cadet at Naval Station, Everett. The USMA Class of 2018 will report to West Point on July 2, 2014 for 6 weeks of Cadet Basic Training, affectionately known as the “BEAST”. Basic Training culminates in cadets being joined by members of the 1968, 50-year graduating class of West Point taking part in a joint 12 mile march-back to West Point in August for the swearing-in ceremony and start of the academic year.

The U.S. Military Academy is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering, it consistently ranks as one of the top colleges in the nation. A pre-eminent leader development institution, its mission remains constant – to educate, train and inspire cadets for careers of professional service to the Army and the nation.

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