Student gets another West Point appointment

Monday, February 21, 2011 | 7:13 a.m. CST; updated 9:40 a.m. CST, Monday, February 21, 2011

COLUMBIA — Appointments to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are hard to come by.

But a Columbia student has received two of them — one in January 2010 and one last month.

Joshua Litofsky, a former Rock Bridge High School student, received his first appointment when he was a senior at Rock Bridge. But two months later he found out that a knee injury medically disqualified him from entering the academy.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Litofsky then spent several months in physical therapy and went on to attend college in Wisconsin.

He also reapplied to West Point, and his hard work has paid off. Last month he was told he had won a second West Point appointment. He enters the academy in June.


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