Students at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) in Alameda, CA were paid a visit from a former student who is now serving the country and gaining life skills while doing so. Last month, Cadet Jackson McDermott ’24, a 2020 SJND graduate, gave a presentation for more than a dozen SJND students giving an in-depth glimpse at what life is like at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
McDermott was on campus recently as part of his volunteer service in West Point’s Cadet Public Relations Council (CPRC) program in which cadets share their experiences, career paths, and dozens of academic degrees available at West Point. For the SJND students, it was an opportunity to ask unfiltered questions. From their enthusiasm, many seemed intent on exploring West Point opportunities.