Columbus student nominated by Tester accepted to West Point

Senator: Solomon ‘represents best of Montana’

(SANA’A, Yemen) – A Columbus High School student nominated by U.S. Senator Jon Tester has been accepted to the prestigious U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Tester today said Andre Solomon, 17, “represents the best of Montana.”

An All-Conference award recipient in football and track, Solomon is very involved in school activities.  He serves as Vice President of the Columbus High School Key Club, is Senior Patrol Leader for his Boy Scout Troop, and is a member of the school’s Jazz and Pep Bands.

Solomon also enjoys shooting, hunting, and fishing.

“Montanans are no strangers to service to country, and Andre is proof that that value still runs deep,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.  “For his dedication to country and his commitment to his ideals, folks across our state can be rightfully proud of Andre and his family.  I know I am.”

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

Montanans interested in applying for a military academy nomination in the future are encouraged to do so online at Tester’s website, HERE.