Young Achiever: William Mengon
Family: Parents Daniel and Caroline Mengon
School: Graduated in May with a concentration in mechanical engineering from the Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
Activities/interests: Competitive rifle shooting, working on cars and other personal projects, outdoor activities
Noteworthy: Mengon served as Army Rifle team captain for the 2012-13 season and competed in the Great American Rifle Conference during all four years at West Point and in NCAA rifle finals in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has been commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Army with the engineers branch and will report to Fort Benning, Ga., for his first assignment.
Quote: At West Point, “I learned about time management, overcoming obstacles and working as part of a team to accomplish something bigger than I could (by) myself.”
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