Fresno High grad to attend West Point

FRESNO, Calif. -- The first female from Fresno High School was just appointed to the United States Army's military academy at West Point.

International baccalaureate full diploma candidate Constance McMichaels received a congressional appointment from Congressman Jim Costa.

McMichaels stood by her family, Fresno High School staff and local veterans for a luncheon celebration on Thursday. She spoke about how her interest was first sparked.

"I guess it all started back in my sophomore year when I first decided to join the ROTC. I was a little intimated at first because of the military, kind of, structure. But... I liked how people just listened," said Constance McMichaels, Accepted To West Point.

Constance competed against thousands of students from across the country.

West Point let Jim Costa's office know about two weeks ago that they had selected Constance to begin school there next month.