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Two Edmond seniors are accepted by U.S. Military Academy at West Point

The latest scholarship recipients for Edmond North High School and its Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program have received a four-year scholarship worth an estimated $400,000.
BY STEVE GUST Modified: March 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm •  Published: March 16, 2013
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/articleid/3766256/1/pictures/1982558">Photo - Daniel Reape, left, and Wayne Cobb, seniors in the Edmond North Air Force JROTC, show their certificates of appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman <strong>NATE BILLINGS - NATE BILLINGS</strong>
Daniel Reape, left, and Wayne Cobb, seniors in the Edmond North Air Force JROTC, show their certificates of appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman NATE BILLINGS - NATE BILLINGS

Sharing in the moment was Jason Pittenger, second-year principal of North and its nearly 2,500 students.

“It's an amazing, proud moment for the kids and their families,” he said. “They've worked hard, and this is the fruit of their labors.”

The academy, at West Point, N.Y., has been in operation more than 200 years and produced many military leaders and two presidents, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight Eisenhower.

“It's very humbling to be attending an institution that has been home to presidents and generals,” Reape said.

Gaining acceptance into a military academy has long been a goal for both students.

Reape said he started looking toward West Point as an eighth-grader.

Cobb, who also sought acceptance into the Air Force Academy, participates in cross country and lacrosse as a club sport.

Reape has been on the track team and also ran cross country.


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