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Congressman announces high school senior's appointment to U.S. Military Academy

Posted at 7:52 PM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-23 19:39:29-04

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Congressman Pete Sessions made a trip to Brazos Christian School on Friday to announce the appointment of a high school senior to the U.S. Military Academy West Point.

From his father to his sister – Stryker Gay is the next member of his family to be called up to the United States Military Academy. Gay says it’s the admiration of a friend that set him on West Point. 

“Today was a huge honor that the congressmen came down and did this for me," said Gay, a senior at Brazos Christian School. “Previously he did this for my friend, Harris Powers for the Air Force Academy. At that time, I didn’t know where I wanted to go to college, but after I met him, I visited West Point. I made up my mind and that sold it for me.”

Sessions, who represents the 17th District of Texas, gave his recommendation. He said the U.S. Military Academy is gaining another strong leader from the Brazos Valley to serve their country. 

“What this means is that the Brazos Valley will have 2 more members of its community that will be representing not just them but the United States of America,” Sessions said. “This brings them into futures that we need to know they will fight to win — that is what these young men and women represent.”