Nicole Jean Wantlin, a junior at Wellington High School, has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) June 10-16.
More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point.
SLE attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in the cadet mess hall, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops. The one-week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers and lives in general.
All SLE attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation, and military and physical fitness training. In addition, each student selects three of the 15 offered workshops.
West Point was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering. Since then, West Point has grown in size and stature, but remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character for the U.S. Army.
ABOVE: Nicole Jean Wantlin