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Gorham Student to Attend U.S. Military Academy

First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree nominated Gorham High School student Elijah Wyatt to the Academy in December 2021.

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today that Gorham High School student Elijah T. Wyatt has accepted an offer to attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Pingree nominated Wyatt to the Academy in December.

“Acceptance to a U.S. service academy is extremely competitive and reflects highly on a student’s scholarship, community service, and character,” said Congresswoman Pingree. “Along with all the other Maine students I nominated, Elijah has demonstrated an incredible commitment to serving the country and a maturity well beyond his years.  I’m very proud that he was accepted to West Point and wish him the very best in his time there.” 

“Lifelong service is a goal of mine, and I envision the military as the path to continue to give back and serve my country,” Wyatt wrote in his letter requesting a nomination. “Being part of something bigger than myself is important to me and my future.  I believe USMA will provide me the opportunity to become a servant leader in a world that needs such people.” 


Wyatt’s parents are Amy and Colby Wyatt. Contact information is available on request.

To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes Members of Congress.



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