March 11, 2019

North Florida Christian School Senior Appointed to West Point

Tallahassee, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that North Florida Christian School senior EC Presnell received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, NY. Presnell was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.

“EC is an active member of his community and dedicates his free time to giving back to local charities,” Rep. Lawson said. “He is a hardworking student who successfully balances his academics and extracurricular activities. EC’s dedication is an inspiration to all who want to further their education at one of our nation’s top military academies. I was honored to nominate him and wish him continued success in his career.”

Presnell, who holds a 4.4 (weighted) GPA, serves as a member of the varsity football and lacrosse teams, and holds school records for track. He has served as a board member for Big Bend Elder Care Services. In his spare time, he regularly volunteers at Leon County Teen Court as well as other local charities.

“I strive to not only be the best citizen in my community, but to be the best citizen for my country,” Presnell said. “Attending a U.S. Service Academy would fulfill my life-long dream and allow me to be surrounded by the best of the best.”

Rep. Lawson may nominate up to 10 students each year to the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. While a nomination will not guarantee acceptance into one of these academies, it is required as part of the applicant’s submission packet. Those selected to attend a service academy, must commit to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

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