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Gulf Breeze High senior receives West Point appointment

A Gulf Breeze High senior has been selected for an appointment to The United States Military Academy Westpoint.

Matthew Hawkins, 17, received a nomination from Congressman Matt Gaetz in January and made it through the final selection process to receive a coveted spot in the academy.

"I am beyond proud to have such a well-rounded, smart and talented young man coming from right here in Northwest Florida to represent our values, strong work ethic and service to country. It is my utmost expectation for Matthew to continue achieving great things and becoming one of America's next great leaders" said Congressman Matt Gaetz.

Matthew comes from a family laced with military service.

Both his parents and brother attended The United States Military Academy.

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