Mexico, Missouri (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
MMA senior Jacob Priester of Little Rock, Arkansas has earned appointments to four U.S. service academies. Priester has his choice of four top-ranked universities - the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, with a combined college scholarship value of nearly $1.8 million. To date, the class of 2014’s total college scholarship earnings add up to $4.1 million – the highest in school history.
“This is a very rare accomplishment,” says LTC Tim Scherrer, USAR, MMA’s Director of College Placement. “Jacob's combination of academics, extra-curricular activities, athletics, leadership and character qualities are what propelled him to this. When I spoke to him before he decided to attend the academy, I told him if he did his part we would get him there. He did his part and we did ours."
Priester came to MMA via the summer leadership camp in 2012 and enrolled as a boarding student in the fall of 2012. He played varsity soccer and football and was a 2013 state qualifier in wrestling. He is the Vice President of the MMA chapter of the National Honor Society and a member of Delta Phi, the MMA academic honor society. As a cadet leader, he is a member of the battalion staff, serving as the cadet Command Sergeant Major. Priester joins several recent MMA graduates among those who have earned appointments to service academies.
Established in 1889, Missouri Military Academy is A Preparatory School with a Military Tradition located in Mexico, Missouri. MMA’s 360˚ Education® fosters academic excellence, character development and leadership training in a safe, structured environment for boys in grades 6-12 from around the world
For more information, visit MissouriMilitaryAcademy.org.