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Staples grad headed to West Point

Published 4:53 pm, Thursday, December 27, 2012
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Andrew Chappo, a 2011 graduate of Staples High School, received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He will join the Class of 2017 on July 1.

He is the son of Richard and Anne Chappo and the brother of Jacqueline Chappo, all of Westport.

After graduating from Staples, Andrew attended the University of Vermont, where he joined the ROTC program, according to a release. This past March, he joined the Vermont National Guard and spent last summer at Fort Benning, Ga., where he completed basic training.

Andrew is currently a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering and will continue his studies, his participation in ROTC and his National Guard service until he starts West Point in July, the release states.