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Myers Park senior receives Naval Academy appointment

WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce that Elizabeth White, a senior at Myers Park High School, has received a prestigious appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Ms. White was the 2015-2016 co-MVP of the Myers Park track team, traveled to El Salvador in 2015 to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and currently serves as an assistant coach for Let Me Run, an organization which teaches life skills to boys through running.

“I have always had the goal to do something powerful and meaningful with my life.  But, without a means in mind to achieve this, that is about as vague as it gets.  I had no idea how I would reach this abstract goal, until receiving a recruiting letter from the Naval Academy and then ultimately attending Summer Seminar.  This showed me a clear path to reaching my goal, and doing more with myself than I ever thought possible,” said Ms. White.  “Being able to serve my country at the level of an officer in the Navy is an incredible opportunity.”

Ms. White is the daughter of Paige White and Jason White and lives in Charlotte.

“Elizabeth has displayed a passion for helping those around her improve and succeed.  We need that type of leadership in the Navy, and we are excited to watch Elizabeth further develop her skills at Annapolis,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “Would you like the opportunity to follow Elizabeth and students like her to a U.S. Service Academy?  Please call my office at 704-362-1060 to learn more about the nomination process.”

Ms. White is one of fourteen local students to receive prestigious U.S. Service Academy appointments for the 2016-2017 school year.  Congressman Pittenger will host two “Service Academy Days” later this spring in Charlotte and Fayetteville to give local students the opportunity to learn about the rigorous nomination process.  Call 704-362-1060 for details.

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