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I definitely wish I had the opportunity to visit the college I was going to attend. Always take into account the location of your college and try to picture yourself being there and if you think that is where you fit best. At West Point, my college experience is completely different. It is a daily grind academically, physically, and mentally.

Shane Barry '19

United States Military Academy, West Point

Business Management

Shane Takumi Barry graduated PCHS in 2019 and currently attends The United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a Business Management major. Upon graduation, Shane will serve the United States of America as an Army Officer for a minimum of 8 years.

Other Advice/Information

If you intend on becoming an officer for any service branch, there are service academies across the United States that can help you with that goal. Although ROTC and other commissioning resources like Officer Candidate School (OCS) are great, there is no experience comparable to attending an academy. If you love leadership, challenge, and a fully funded college tuition, I encourage you to apply and please do not hesitate to contact me. West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, etc., require a tough and long application process, so if you are a current sophomore or junior who is up for it, please contact me as soon as possible.

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