Lucas Congratulates Caleb Ritchey on His Acceptance of Appointment at the United States Military Academy at West Point

Jun 10, 2010

Washington, DCCongressman Frank Lucas would like to congratulate Stillwater native Caleb Ritchey for his acceptance of appointment at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Ritchey will be a member of the West Point class of 2014 and will begin classes there in the fall.

“I would like to congratulate Caleb on his selection to the United States Military Academy at West Point,” stated Lucas.  “His selection is not only a testament to his hard work, but it also demonstrates what capable and determined students we have in the Third District of Oklahoma.  This is a great opportunity for Caleb, and I wish him luck this fall and continued success in all his endeavors.”

In May, Ritchey graduated from Stillwater High School, where he played in the school’s marching and concert bands and was a member of the school’s cross country team.  As an Eagle Scout, Ritchey is an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his time back packing, canoeing, and camping.  His parents are Jerry and Cari Ritchey of Stillwater, Oklahoma.  His grandparents are Jim and Pam Ritchey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Virginia Marsh, of Lebanon, Missouri, and Phyllis Mann of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, and the Naval Academy.  In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.  Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly-ranked nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces once they graduate.  For more information on service academy nominations, please visit Congressman Lucas’ website at /service-academy-nominations

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