WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced this week that Hunter White of Point Pleasant has been admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy.
Jenkins nominated White to the academy, and the academy has offered him admission to the class of 2021.
White, 19, is the son of Sean and Rebecca White of Point Pleasant and a graduate of Point Pleasant High School.
“I am proud to congratulate Hunter on his admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, and I know he will make our state proud. Hunter’s love of his country and his desire to serve will help him succeed at the U.S. Naval Academy. I am grateful for his willingness to defend our nation and wish him all the best,” Jenkins said.
In 2015, Hunter attended the United States Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar in Annapolis, Md. As previously reported by the Point Pleasant Register, Hunter said about being accepted to the summer seminar: “I was honored to be accepted. It was the best time of my life. There is nothing else I want to do than go to the Naval Academy.”
Jenkins nominated eight West Virginia high school students to U.S. military service academies this year, and White is the fourth to be offered admission by an academy. The first was Tyler Owens of Cass, who was admitted to the U.S. Air Force Academy. The second was Clay Havens of Union, who was admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. The third was Joshua Seth Siemiaczko of Bluefield, who was admitted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.