Published in the Siskiyou Daily News (http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/) on June 4th, 2014
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Kevin Williams, a junior at Yreka High School, has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience in June.
More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point, a recent press release from West Point announced. SLE attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), 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 in general. All SLE attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation, military and physical fitness training, and, in addition, each student selects three of the 15 offered workshops.
The United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year co-educational, federally funded undergraduate college located 50 miles north of New York City. A preeminent leader-development institution, West Point was founded in 1802 as Americaâ€™s first college of engineering. Since then, West Point has grown in size and stature, but remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character for Americaâ€™s Army. For more information about West Point, visit www.usma.edu/admissions.