Attending the United States Military Academy at West Point has been his dream since childhood, and the pieces are now coming together to make it a reality. Elizabethton senior Nestor Grubb recently received an Offer of Appointment to West Point following a months-long application process.

Grubb said he submitted eight letters of recommendation as well as participating in multiple interviews as part of the application process. He received support from various leaders, including a nomination from Congressman Phil Roe.

“Our nation’s service academies seek out the most highly-qualified young men and women who want to serve their country,” said Dr. Roe. “I am very proud that Nestor received an Offer of Appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, and I was glad to nominate him. It’s inspiring to see young people from the First District take interest in serving our great nation.”

Grubb said he is grateful for everyone that has supported him along the way. “Most of the people that wrote letters have done a lot for me, and I thank them for all that they’ve done,” he said. “I couldn’t be where I am without those people.”

He is a linebacker on the Elizabethton Cyclone Football Team, President of Aviation Club, Member of CSI Team, Member of National Honor Society, and a member of Student Government Association. He is highly respected by teachers, coaches and peers.

“He’s just an all-around great young man,” said Engineering Teacher and Assistant Football Coach Mr. David Campbell. “In sports and in the classroom, he’s always given 100 percent and done everything asked of him. Through his hard work and dedication, he became a leader on our defense this year. He’s a great role model for underclassmen and has definitely set the bar high for the next classes.”

Grubb will attend basic training in July and will begin school in the fall.