The St. Andrew’s community proudly watched Carson Witt ‘18 accept his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy during chapel on April 24, with a presentation by the Blue and Gold Officer assigned to St. Andrew’s, Clint Connell. Clint explained the highly competitive application process during his chapel speech: “Carson competed with over 17,000 students across the country for 1,200 appointments. It is a highly competitive process, one that involves completing a thorough physical exam, medical exam, and the usual battery of testing scores and recommendations. It also requires securing a recommendation for a U.S. senator, congressman, or the vice president of the United States.”
An appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy is equivalent to a full four-year scholarship. Upon graduation, Carson will have earned a bachelor of science degree and a commision as an officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. Clint remarked, “After graduation, Carson will immediately be placed in a position of authority and responsibility. Everyone in this room, everyone in greater Austin community, can be proud of Carson Witt. His achievements and commitment to serve and protect our country set him apart.”
This is the fifth appointment of a St. Andrew’s Upper School graduate to a military academy. Taylor Fleming ‘05 was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, Kyle Hunt '10 and Andrew Hunt '11 were both appointed to The United States Military Academy at West Point, and Matthew Lee ‘14 was appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.