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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Congressman Smith Attends Dora High School Commencement, Presents West Point Recognition

May 18, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, Congressman Jason Smith recognized a member of the Dora High School Class of 2015 at commencement and gave brief remarks to the graduating class. Dora senior Taylor Brooks was recognized for his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point which he will be attending in the fall.

Congressman Smith presents recognition to Taylor Brooks and addresses Dora High School students

“It is an honor to have someone appointed to one of the United States Military Academies from our district.  I know that Taylor will make Dora and the Eighth District proud,” said Smith. “I always tell students that it doesn't matter where you come from, with hard work and perseverance you can do great things.”

Nomination to West Point and the other military academies is a prestigious honor and must be made by a member of Congress. After nomination, West Point considers students for admissions in a highly competitive process that has 10 candidates competing for a single vacancy. To date, seven high school seniors from Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District will be attending military academies in the fall.