U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess has selected Gabby Carpenito as a congressional nominee to the United States Military Academy at West Point. This prestigious honor is reserved for students who excel both academically and physically. Although a congressional nomination does not guarantee a spot at West Point for Gabby, it's a great step forward in the service academy process. Each U.S. Congressman nominates up to 10 students and, by law, just one is selected from the group. Obtaining an appointment is extremely competitive - particularly for females (approximately 18% of appointments at West Point are given to women). Finalists are expected to be announced in March 2013.
Timarron College Prep has tutored Gabby since 2009. She is an outstanding senior at Westlake Academy and involved in a variety of leadership and community activities. She is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers at the Keller Community Storehouse. Gabby aspires to study Economics and Political Science at West Point. She hopes to one day serve with Military Intelligence or Military Police. Gabby resides in Keller and is the daughter of Phil and Roxanne Carpenito.