Each year only 1,200 cadets are welcome to join the elite at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and one high school senior in Durango just found out that he has been accepted. This has been a dream for Ford Kavu Pitts since he was a sixth-grader, he has never been one of those teenagers who didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. He has goals, he works hard, and according to The Durango Herald, he was told the good news in the middle of an anatomy test at Durango High School.
It was on Thursday, April 8th that Ford got the news he had been waiting years to hear. He dominated on the football field helping lead the Demons’ to a 3A state championship, and now he was taking his talent to West Point. It had been six years working toward this one goal, and finally, he accomplished it.

Why Was Ford so Fascinated with the Military?

His father Jim says it all began years ago when they took a family trip to visit Ford’s uncle, Jim’s brother who retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. Ford also saw pictures of his grandfather who graduated from West Point in 1951.

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What’s Next for Ford After Arrival at West Point?

Ford says he will continue with sports planning to join the Rugby team upon arrival. After that, the next goal will be graduation. Then possibly applying to join the Green Berets.

Ford, it’s clear you will be successful in your future endeavors as long as you keep this same drive and intensity with each obstacle you face. Great job so far, keep it up. We are cheering for you.

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