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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) announced Griffin C. Horowicz of Shepherdstown has been offered acceptance into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Horowicz was nominated by Rep. Mooney and selected for appointment by the congressman’s 2022 Service Academy Review Board for West Virginia’s Second Congressional District.

“I am pleased to nominate Griffin for the United States Military Academy at West Point as I know he has a strong future ahead of him. He is a nominee who represents West Virginia’s finest men and women who choose to serve our great nation,” said Rep. Alex X. Mooney. “Griffin’s unwavering respect for America is exactly why he would be an outstanding addition to West Point. I wish him the best of success.”

Griffin comes from a military family as his brother is currently part of the Class of 2025 West Point. His coaches and mentors have been by Griffin’s side as he grew into a confident young man and leader. Griffin truly believes in the “All In” motto and vows to represent duty, honor and country.

“Continuing to immerse myself in an environment that promotes scholarship, leadership, and citizenship, while challenging my personal and professional growth, drives me to become a West Point Cadet and Army officer,” said Horowicz. “Attending the United States Military Academy at West Point is an opportunity unlike any other. I understand the commitment and responsibility that will be asked of me. I believe that I have the character, strength, and leadership to accept this challenge.”

Nominations are based on academic merit, moral character, scholarship, leadership potential, physical aptitude, career goals and motivation. Admittance to any of our nation’s service academies is highly competitive, with a limited number of cadets accepted each year.