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Ewing Senior Similolu Olubamowo Accepted to West Point Military Academy

Similolu OlubamowoAs seniors are receiving admissions decisions to a host of colleges and universities, one proud senior has received and accepted an offer of admissions to one of our nation’s esteemed military academies, The United States Military Academy at West Point. The United States Military Academy at West Point’s mission is "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 United States Army."

Similolu Olubamowo, known by friends as Simi, plans to study Civil Engineering, a natural avenue considering his exemplary academic accomplishments in his Science, Mathematics and Technology coursework at Ewing High School. Mr. Halpern, teacher of Physics, captured Simi's breadth of scholarly interests by noting, “Simi has a desire to know and understand as much as is available to him.  He is not afraid to ask questions that others might be.  His excitement and enthusiasm for new ideas constantly impressed me.”

Notably, Simi connects his future pursuits to his time at Ewing High School.  Reflecting on his West Point acceptance, Simi shared how he found out about this happy news while he was in Mr. Hammer’s classroom.  Experiencing waves of disbelief, joy and pride, Simi recalls sharing his acceptance with his teachers and counselors, many of which helped him with his application, according to Simi.  Sharing how deserving Simi is to receive this honor, counselor Ms. Signore observed first-hand the thought and precision that Simi gave to his West Point application, as well as everything else he takes on at EHS!

In addition to the significant relationships he has formed with the educators of the Ewing Public Schools, Simi also credits the cadets and officers of West Point with helping him envision a future at West Point Academy.

Seal of West Point Military AcademyWhile Simi looks forward to his transition to West Point, he does not want to rush things.  For right now, he wants to enjoy his official acceptance and the rest of his school year!