Travis R. Taylor, a Senior at Hidden Valley High School, has received a competitive Presidential Appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Presidential Appointments are reserved for the children of active duty and retired military personnel. On average, there are only two of these appointments per state.
Travis is the son of MAJ (Ret.) Charles and Carolyn Taylor of Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to an excellent academic record and college entrance test scores, Travis competes as a member of both the varsity cross-country and swimming teams.
West Point is consistently ranked in the top five of America’s colleges, and is one of the nation’s most competitive schools for admission. In addition to academic, social and leadership qualities, applicants must also be physically and medically fit. Only about one in ten applicants will qualify for admission. Each year the Academy admits approximately 1,200 applicants for a class.
Following the four-year, tuition-free academic and military program, graduates are commissioned in the United States Army and must serve a minimum of five years on active duty plus an additional three years in a Reserve component.
Submitted by West Point Admissions.