(Caleb Johnson Pictured with Congressman Neugebauer and Superintendent of LISD Kelly Baggett)
19th Congressional District Representative Randy Neugebauer was in Levelland yesterday to present Levelland High School senior Caleb Johnson with his acceptance to US Naval Academy.
Johnson began the tedious and lengthy application process to the Naval Academy last year, he received his final acceptance from Congressman Neugebauer yesterday in a ceremony in the High School Theater. Johnson thanked Neugebauer and his staff for all of their help in getting through the lengthy application process. He also thanked his family and friends for their support and last but not least his classmates who helped him keep the ultimate goal at the forefront. He said that he made the decision to go to the Naval Academy and enter Military Service when he was on an 8th grade history trip to Washington DC. When asked why he chose the Naval Academy over other branches of services, he said that he was taking after an Uncle who served in the Navy during World War II. With his acceptance to the Naval Academy he is committing to 5 years of service in exchange for his college education.
He will report to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in July. He will complete basic training in preparation for Academy Classes to start in September.
In order to be accepted to the Naval Academy, you must be in the top 20% of your high school class, pass a physical aptitude test, be medically qualified, be atleast 17 years of age, be declared scholastically qualified by the admissions board. You must also be nominated by your congressman, senator or the Vice President.
Pictured Below: Caleb Johnson and family pictured with Congressman Randy Neugebauer.