|RPís Michael Klee heading to West Point for a week
Rohnert Park resident and Cardinal Newman High School junior Michael Thomas Klee has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience in June.
Klee wrestled for Cardinal Newman last season.
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, eat in the Cadet Mess 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. Also, each student selects three of the 15 offered workshops.
Klee’s older brother, P.J., already has accepted a scholarship to attend West Point in the fall.