Betty Fairfax HS Senior Morgan Ammons Received Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Posted by Community Relations on 4/13/2016

Betty Fairfax senior Morgan Ammons received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point earlier this spring, but the Battalion Commander of the Betty Fairfax JROTC was also considering Duke, Harvard, Stanford or Notre Dame.  She made her decision and she is headed to West Point. The Georgia transplant has been at Fairfax for two years, and rose to the top post in the JROTC unit, and was recently named the Queen of the Phoenix Union JROTC Ball.  Her father is in the Army, but she says he did not persuade her toward the military, but certainly prepared her, she says, with his “forceful vibe.” Ammons wasn’t nervous for her board interview, after her recommendation from Senator Jeff Flake. She hadn’t thought about the Academy until attending a summer leadership program at West Point. Ammons is an international Baccalaureate student, is in the National Honors Society, and plays varsity softball for the Stampede.  She has a 4.19 grade point average.   She will start at the West Point Prep School for one year. She wants to study biochemistry and eventually become an orthopedic surgeon.