Briarcrest Senior Jack McDowell Receives Appointment To Westpoint
Briarcrest Senior John Patrick (Jack) McDowell, son of Patrick and Tonya McDowell of Collierville, has received an appointment to the Class of 2019 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Jack, who will graduate from Briarcrest Christian High School in May 2015 will report to West Point for the first time on June 29, 2015.
At Briarcrest, Jack was a member of the Student Council, National Honors Society, Wilson Society and was a Joseph A. Clayton Award winner. Jack played football, baseball and wrestled while at Briarcrest. He also played guitar in the Honors Commercial Jazz Ensemble and was a Chrysalis board member. Jack also attended Boys State and graduated from Youth Leadership Collierville and Shelby County Citizens University.
The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering and continues today as one of our nation’s premier leader-development institutions, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army.