Friday, March 20, 2015

TOP STORY >> JHS student will go to West Point

John Kees Herrmann of Jacksonville, son of Lisa Dicus, was notified March 13 of his appointment to the Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

He received a congratulatory message from Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.). Herrmann will graduate with honors from Jacksonville High School with the Class of 2015 before heading to West Point to begin basic training at the end of June.

He plans on studying civil engineering while attending college there. Kees, a field-goal kicker for the Jacksonville Red Devils, hopes to play football for the Army.

Herrmann will be a third generation military man from his family. He said his grandfather, Gary Herrmann, inspired him to pursue civil engineering because that was what his grandfather did while in the Army.

John’s older brother, Ryan, also attended West Point and graduated with the Class of 2013.

Herrmann will receive a full scholarship and will commit to serve at least five years in the Army. Herrmann was also appointed to the Air Force Academy.

Principal Jerry Bell said, “This is a prestigious honor, and Jacksonville High School wishes you much success in your future endeavors at West Point. We know that you will succeed in all you set out to do.”