Young Man Is The First Black In His Area To Attend West Point

February 25, 2011  |  

By J. Smith

Congratulations are in order for Michael Davis, a senior ROTC student set to become the first African American from the Twin Cities area to attend West Point, the country’s most prestigious military academy.

Not only has he had a consistent 4.0 since his freshman year of high school, but he is Student Body President, a member of his school’s track team, the National Honor Society, Orchesta and a Boy Scouts Patrol Leader, The Grio reports. If this weren’t enough cause for us to fawn over him, he is also pretty darn humble to be such a high achieving member of the notoriously egocentric teenage population. “It’s nice to be the first to do something, but I didn’t get here by myself,” he says.

He plans to major in natural sciences at West Point and become a doctor someday. “Anybody I can help and get to the point where I got to, if I can help get to the doorway as much as people have helped me before I think I’ll do my best to try,” he says.

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