Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Metrolina Christian Academy student receives West Point appointment

Jun 12, 2017
Press Release





WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is excited to announce that Coleman Johnson, a recent graduate of Metrolina Christian Academy, has received a prestigious appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Mr. Johnson was president of his school’s National Honor Society chapter, captain of the cross country team, and active with the school band.

“The opportunity to attend the United States Military Academy also provides me with the honor and privilege of serving my country,” explained Mr. Johnson.  “One of the goals in my life is to do everything within my power to preserve this nation for the next generation.  The call of Duty, Honor, and Country is something that I take very seriously.  Through an education at West Point, I will answer this call and fulfill it to the best of my ability.”

Mr. Johnson is the son of Charles Johnson and Joey Johnson and lives in Waxhaw.

“Congratulations to Coleman on this remarkable achievement, and also to his parents, coaches, and teachers,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “This year we’ve had a diverse group of appointees from public schools, private schools, religious schools, and homeschools.  We are grateful for every student who volunteers to serve our nation.”

Mr. Johnson is one of seventeen local students to receive prestigious U.S. Service Academy appointments for the 2016-2017 school year.  Local students interested in applying for the next academic year should contact Congressman Pittenger’s office at 704-362-1060 to learn more about the rigorous nomination process.