Zachary Hill, a 2020 graduate of Lufkin High School, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2025, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer.
Approximately 1,200 candidates are selected each year for the Academy’s “plebe” of freshman class. Last year, the Naval Academy received over 16,000 applications for the Class of 2025.
“I am excited to let Lufkin ISD know that I have been appointed to the United States Naval Academy for the Class of 2025. Lufkin High School and Lufkin ISD played a crucial part in preparing me. I am thankful to all of my principals, teachers, counselors, and coaches throughout the years that have helped me make this a reality,” said Hill.
Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. Hill attended his Freshman year at Texas A&M before he was admitted to the academy.
“Gig ‘em, Go Navy, and It’s always a great day to be a Lufkin Panther,” said Hill.