Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that he has been informed that the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, has offered Mr. Joseph Joo an appointment to West Point for the class entering on June 27, 2011.
“I would like to congratulate Joseph for successfully meeting the high qualifying standards set forth by the Academy which in turn has led to his being offered one of these most prestigious and much sought after appointments,” Faleomavaega said. “I would also like to extend my congratulations to his parents and teachers.”
Joo is a senior at South Pacific Academy and is the son of Mr. Jong Keun and Mrs. Nahaeri Jun Joo of Amanave. Should he accept his appointment to West Point, he will be entering the academy along-side Mr. Fa’aolataga Pulou, who will be graduating from the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) on May 13, 2011. He would also be joining Mr. Alexander Savusa who is currently completing his first year at West Point.
Upon graduation, cadets are awarded Bachelor of Science degrees and commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. “I have every confidence that Joseph has the academic and athletic ability to succeed at West Point and I wish him the best of luck,” Faleomavaega concluded.