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Pine Bluffs grad heading to West Point

Wyatt Fornstrom will begin first year at United States Military Academy July 2

 

Zach Spadt

Wyatt Fornstrom hugs his sister, Sydnie, shortly after graduating from Pine Bluffs High School Sunday, May 20. Fornstrom will head to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. July 2.

Pine Bluffs High School chemistry teacher Kendra Roeder doesn't usually let students take phone calls in her class, but she made an exception for Wyatt Fornstrom last March.

That's what you do when West Point comes calling.

Fornstrom was sitting in Roeder's college-level chemistry class when he learned he'd been accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

"She's one of the strictest teachers we have in our school," Fornstrom said. "I just showed her my phone, that it was a government number. She let me take it."

It was an emotional moment for Fornstrom, but for...



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