Shasta High School senior accepted to West Point
CITY OF SHASTA LAKE, Calif. —
18 -year-old Savannah Feagin, a senior at Shasta High School, is a happy young woman after being accepted to attend the United States Military Academy West Point in New York.
Savannah said she's been wanting this acceptance since she was 16-years-old.
"It's pretty much the one dream I've had for at least two years now. I've been wanting to go there ever since I was young. My biggest goal was to get a scholarship to college, whatever way I could. It used to be softball but my plans changed about two years ago and I decided that's where I wanted to go," said Savannah.
Her mother Stephanie Feagin, who is an elementary school teacher in Redding, raised Savannah by herself.
She said she knew she wouldn't be able to have a college fund for Savannah and said she's proud Savannah found a way to make her dreams come true.
"I'm sad in the fact that she won't be here with me, she won't be little anymore. This is why I don't think about this every day. I start crying, but I can't be prouder of the girl, woman she is now and what she wants to go do with her life," said Stephanie.
Savannah, along with 19 other graduating students from the Northstate, was nominated as a candidate to the United States Service Academies.
She was chosen out of the few from the City of Shasta Lake after being endorsed by Congressman Doug LaMalfa of District one.
"It's really cool thinking about it...it's really surreal. It's weird thinking I'm the only one," said Savannah.
She said after West Point, she hopes to go into the medical field.
"I would love to be a doctor. Well, more specifically a surgeon. I'm not sure what type yet. When I was in the seventh grade was when I fell in love with the human body and anatomy and ever since then my goal has been to be a doctor," said Savannah.
Savannah added for those who want to pursue their dreams.
"If it's something that you're passionate enough about to really consider doing, then you should go for it."