Micah Christensen of Guyton, a junior at South Effingham High School, was selected to be among 1,100 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Seminar.
More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLS, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point, the
“Best College in the Country,” according to Forbes Magazine. SLS attendees live in the cadet barracks, eat in the Cadet Mess and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops. The one-week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers and lives.
All SLS attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulations, military and physical fitness training and, in addition, each student selects three of the 15 workshops offered: leadership and ethics; civil and mechanical engineering; systems engineering; history; physics; electrical engineering; human behavior; social sciences; geography/environmental sciences; chemistry; mathematics; legal trial; computer applications and programming; foreign language; and English.
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is four-year, co-educational, federally funded undergraduate college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering.
For more information about West Point, go to http://Admissions.WestPoint.edu.