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Charlotte Catholic Graduate Receives Prestigious West Point Appointment

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Rep. Robert Pittenger

CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce Charlotte Catholic High School graduate Charlton Epperson has received a prestigious appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Mr. Epperson is currently a member of the Honors College at the University of Alabama and was Captain of the Charlotte Catholic cross country team.

“It is the valor and prestige Service Academy graduates have bestowed upon these Institutions, not the brick and mortar, but the flesh and blood that the graduates of Service Academies have paid that always inspired me and given a sense of awe and a desire to serve,” said Mr. Epperson, who is the son of James and Lauren Epperson.

“Charlton has a track record of mentoring and helping those around him succeed,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “These are great skills for a U.S. Army officer, and I congratulate Charlton on achieving this goal.”

Mr. Epperson is one of ten local students to receive a United States Service Academy appointment for the 2017-2018 academic year.

On April 14th, Congressman Pittenger will host two events to help local students learn more about the U.S. Service Academies, admissions requirements, and the rigorous nomination process:

*CHARLOTTE:  16th Annual U.S. Service Academy Day:  Saturday, April 14th, 10 a.m., at Charlotte Catholic High School (7702 Pineville-Matthews Rd.).

*FAYETTEVILLE:  U.S. Service Academy Day:  Saturday, April 14th, 4 p.m., at Fayetteville Technical Community College, General Classroom Building Rooms 109 & 114 (2817 Fort Bragg Rd.).

Representatives of all five U.S. Service Academies will be on hand, as well as staff from the Offices of Congressman Robert Pittenger and Congressman Richard Hudson.  For more information, please call 704-362-1060.

 

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