Local students to attend West Point, preparatory school

HANCOCK COUNTY — Captain Nate LaMar, military academy liaison officer for East Central and Southeastern Indiana, recently announced a student from Hancock County became a new cadet at West Point.

Grant Williams of Greenfield, a 2015 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and son of Craig and Heather Williams, was nominated by Sen. Dan Coats and will attend the military academy.

Williams’s sister, Claire Williams, graduated from West Point in 2014.

It also was announced that Benjamin Harvey of New Palestine has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS), from which he will compete for appointments to West Point in 2016.

Harvey is a 2015 graduate of Cathedral High School and son of Douglas and Nancy Harvey.