Bowling Green High School student accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green High School student got a visit by a Congressman to congratulate him for his acceptance into the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Harry Saint George Tucker Carmichael V applied for a spot at the United States Military Academy at West Point and was honored to have Congressman Brett Guthrie nominate him for a spot in the school.

Friday, Guthrie congratulated him in his classroom during school.

This was a huge honor for Carmichael, a senior in high school, to follow in his father and grandfathers’ footsteps of entering into the military.

“It was incredible. It was definitely a lot bigger than I expected. It was very exciting to meet Congressman Guthrie and get to talk to him and shake his hand and all that, for some of my buddies to see, it’s almost surreal, but it’s very exciting,” said Carmichael V.

Carmichael is a 4.0 student and scored a 35 on the A-C-T and preformed in track while in high school.

His father, bearing the same name, and his mother, Alicia Carmichael are proud of their son.

“We really enjoyed watching him, especially in high school, as he got some leadership experience with a sports and his extracurricular activities. We also watched him grow as a person especially when he found some of the things that he was later passionate about to include pursuing a career in the military and then ultimately culminating with his application to the United States military academy,” said Carmichael IV.

Congressman Brett Guthrie actually graduated from West Point and says it was exciting to be able to recommend Carmichael for the spot at his alma mater.

“I know what he’s getting himself into. Those of us who graduated 35 years ago, believe it or not, say, ‘Well, it’s probably gotten easier. It’s probably not as tough as it was when we were there,’ but it’s not. It’s an extremely tough place to go to school and, as I know, it’ll be worth it when it’s all over. He’ll have an interesting four years ahead of him and, hopefully, if he decides to do a career in the military, a great career in the military,” said Guthrie.

Carmichael hopes he is making his grandfather proud and his father says Carmichael is very interested in military strategy and tactics.