Utica Community Schools senior earns entry into United States Military Academy at West Point
Utica Community Schools senior earns entry into United States Military Academy at West Point
Posted on 02/08/2017
Studio shot of Gurjiwan Chahal

Utica High School senior Gurjiwan Chahal is among only 1200 U.S. graduates to receive an appointment to the United State Military Academy at West Point.

The appointment to the academy – commonly known as West Point – is based on outstanding academics, performance on six physical fitness examinations, school reference letters, U.S. Congressional recommendations and interviews with West Point Admission teams.

Chahal, who also attends the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, is a school valedictorian, holds an active role in National Honor Society and has been captain of his junior varsity team. He also tutors students at Shelby Junior High School.

West Point is among the nation’s top academic institutions, offering more than forty majors in the science and humanities and producing more Rhodes Scholars than any other national university.

Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree and commissions in the U.S. Army.