Charlo High student accepted to West Point


A Charlo High School student nominated by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has been accepted to the prestigious U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Tester said Joel Lewis "represents the best of Montana."

A letterman in football and wrestling, Lewis has a 4.0 GPA and is heavily involved in school activities. He is active with the Business Professionals of America and student council.

Lewis is also a member of the National Honor Society.

"Joel is already a proven leader who will make a fine addition to our military," said Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. "Joel's character and smarts will serve all of us well as an officer, and I look forward to following his success in the years ahead."

Lewis is the fifth student nominated by Tester to be accepted to a military academy for the class of 2015.

Tester recently nominated 31 Montana students to military academies based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities.