March 6, 1998
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. ---- FALEOMAVAEGA
NOMINEE ACCEPTED TO UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
Congressman Faleomavaega announced
today that the
United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, has
informed him that Mr. Conan V.
Alailima has been offered an appointment to West Point for the
class entering this summer.
Faleomavaega said, "Receiving
an appointment to any of the U.S. service academies is a much
sought-after honor with an approximate scholarship value of $220,000
for four years at the military academy. Meeting the academic
and physical standards set by the academies is not an easy task
and I give a lot of credit to Conan, his teachers, and especially
to his parents."
Mr. Alailima, a senior at Marist
High School, is the son of Leiataua Birdsall and Marlene Jahnke
Alailima of Tafuna.
Upon graduating from the academy
after four years, Alailima will be given an appointment as a commissioned
officer in the United States Army and bachelor's degree to begin
Faleomavaega concluded by saying, "I am extremely proud of Conan and wish him the very best. I have no doubt that he possess the necessary qualities to succeed at the academy."