Congressman announces high school student’s appointment to US Military Academy
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Congressman Pete Sessions visited Brazos Christian School on Friday to announce the appointment of a high school student to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
From his father to his sister, Stryker Gay is the next member of his family to be called to the United States Military Academy. Gay says it was a friend’s admiration that brought him to West Point.
“Today was a huge honor that members of Congress came and did this for me,” said Gay, a senior at Brazos Christian School. “He had done this before for my friend Harris Powers for the Air Force Academy. I had no idea where I wanted to go to college, but after meeting him I visited West Point. I made my decision and it sold me.
Sessions, which represents the 17and District of Texas, gave its recommendation. He said the US Military Academy was gaining another strong leader from the Brazos Valley to serve his country.
“What this means is that the Brazos Valley will have 2 other members of their community representing not only them, but the United States of America,” Sessions said. “It brings them into futures that we need to know they will fight to win – that’s what these young men and women represent.”