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West High Student Receives Congressional Appointment to USNA

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Senator Jon Tester has appointed a Billings West High School senior to the United States Naval Academy, and she has accepted.

Maranda Ratcliff is a 4.0 honor student and a class of 2014 valedictorian at West. Ratcliff said she plans to major in mechanical engineering and hopes to be accepted into the naval flight program.

 

Ratcliff said she's honored by the appointment and is excited to serve her country.

"My mom's dad was in the Army and my mom's brother was in the Air Force and they were both pilots. That's what I've been dreaming for since 7th or 8th grade, and now it's kind of like a weight off my shoulders," said Ratcliff.

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