BOTHELL — While most members of the Class of 2019 from the Northshore School District are entering college, career or gap years, a few graduates from Bothell, Inglemoor and Woodinville high schools have begun military academies.
Bothell High School’s Patrick Connor will attend the Coast Guard Academy.
“Around 2,300 people applied and only 300 were given appointments, so I’m very grateful for this opportunity,” Connor said. “Attending one of the academies has been my dream for along time and I’m finally able to realize it.”
Faith Brooks, who also attended Bothell High is bound for the U.S. Naval Academy. She wants to be a navy pilot, so the U.S. Naval Academy was a natural choice. The Academy received 16,000 applications this year and Faith was one of 1,200 students accepted.
“I am honored to become a part of such an exceptional group of individuals.”
Inglemoor High School’s Anisha Chowdhry will attend a one-year Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS), the U.S. Navy’s fourth oldest school.
Chowdry chose the Naval Academy because she was looking for a challenging program and an area where she could make a difference. After a successful year in NAPS, she will apply to the Academy.
Joseph Mucklestone from Woodinville High School will attend the Air Force Academy. While attending WHS Joe was a member Civil Air Patrol; a branch of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary that teaches students ages 12-18 about the Air Force, and exposes them to education in aerospace and training in emergency services.
“Civil Air Patrol gave me critical military exposure and an insight into possible careers in the U.S. Air Force,” he said. “Most importantly, my passion for service continued to grow as I learned more about the Air Force and what it means to serve. The first hand experience is why I chose the Air Force over the other military branches.”
The Northshore School District wishes them well and thanks them for their future service.