Lowndes High Graduate Headed to West Point

| June 12, 2014

Jadon-Long-West-Point LOWNDES COUNTY, GA – Congressman Austin Scott visited Lowndes High just before graduation to congratulate senior Jadon Long who is headed to West Point.

Long was a 2014 Honor Graduate from Lowndes High, graduating as #15 of 663 in his class. He was in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program and completed eight AP courses.

He was a member of the LHS Cross Country team where he served as co-captain this year and was named the Boys Region Champion. He was ranked fourteenth at state for the 2013-2014 year, the highest of any male cross country runner in the school’s history.

He was enrolled in Air Force ROTC for three years.

Long was accepted to West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, Baylor University, University of Miami, Texas A & M, and Georgia Tech. Congressman Scott noted that Long is the only student he has ever seen receive appointments to all 3 military academies.

As a junior, he attended Georgia Boys State, a program of The Georgia Department of the American Legion.

In May he completed the requirements to become an Eagle Scout. For his project, he built an obstacle course on the LHS campus for the ROTC program.

Source: Lowndes County School System

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