Student Makes History at FCCC

First Time Ever in the History of Four County Career Center
A Student Accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point!

Four County Career Center Board of Education President, Cindra Keeler, presented Brendan Degryse, a senior in the I.T. Academy - Computer Programming and Game Design program at the Career Center in Archbold, with a Proclamation of Outstanding Achievement for being accepted into the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  Brendan’s parents, Corey and Rochelle Degryse supported their son during the presentation.

Brendan was nominated for this honor by Congressman Bob Latta.  Each member of Congress, either in the House of Representatives or the Senate, is allowed a total of five appointees to each service academy.  “It was my sincere honor to nominate Brendan Degryse to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Brendan is an exemplary student and truly deserves this honor.  I wish him the best during this pivotal point in his life,” said Latta.  “I am extremely proud of the men and women at our military academies who will be leaders in our Armed Forces.”

A Fairview High School student, Brendan joined the I.T. Academy at the Career Center his junior year and will graduate in the Spring.  Brendan’s instructor, Matthew Geiger, has this to say about Brendan as a student.  “Brendan has been a once-in-career student.  He is a top-notch computer programmer, but more so, he is a natural leader who pushes himself to excel at every challenge before him.  Those qualities have led to countless successes in the time he has been here, culminating in his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  All of his achievements have had tremendous impact on our program by raising awareness of the great things that are happening in the I.T. Academy at Four County Career Center.”

Brendan’s achievement in being accepted to a U.S. Military Academy is the first time in the history of the Career Center to have a student with this accomplishment.  Superintendent, Tim Meister, said “Four County is extremely proud of Brendan.  By becoming the first student in the history of our school to attend a Military Academy, Brendan has obliterated so many stigmas and has proven that Career Centers are a path to success for any student.  This will have a lasting impact for everyone involved.” Four County Career Center is proud of Brendan for making the decision to attend Four County and allowing the Career Center to play a role in his education as he sets his sights high for his future!

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