Janna Ercole, Spring Lake High School graduate, applied to the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine academies, as well as to the ROTC programs at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. She was accepted to West Point and the Air Force Academy. She ultimately chose West Point, where she will begin basic training on July 1.
According to her teachers, she was an extraordinary person. She maintained a 4.0 grade point average in high school, played softball, and ran cross country. Her teachers believe that she may be the first female in school history to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Despite its challenges, Janna encouraged other students to consider the military academy route.