Dylan Rowland, currently a junior at Carbondale Area, has received notice that he was accepted to attend the West Point Summer Leaders Seminar. He will be attending along with 1000 other high school students from across our country for one week in June of this year.

This conference for which over 5000 high-schoolers apply, is intended to give students a glimpse of life at West Point. From living in cadet barracks to eating at the Mess Hall and participating in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops, students see what life is like at the United States Military Academy.

Stressing the importance of leadership and good decision making, this seminar is intended to help students with their college and career selection process. Physical fitness training is also included in the workshops along with virtual-reality war simulation.

The United States Military Academy is a four- year undergraduate college whose mission is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.

The Academy provides a challenging four-year education, which focuses on the development of cadets in the academic, military, and physical areas with a strong emphasis on morals, integrity, and honor.

When asked how he feels about attending this very prestigious seminar, Dylan said, “I’m very honored for the opportunity to attend such a prestigious program. I’m very excited to see first-hand the daily life and activities of a cadet. I’m certain that this experience will help me further develop my leadership qualities and provide guidance towards a final career path.”