DOWNEY -- Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard recently met at her district office with Viviana Gonzalez of Downey, who has been appointed to West Point's Class of 2020.
Roybal-Allard nominated Gonzalez for this appointment.
During Gonzalez’s visit to the office, the congresswoman presented her with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. Gonzalez’s father, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, also attended the meeting.
Gonzalez will be graduating this year from Cornelia Connelly High School in Anaheim, where she has been a member of the varsity volleyball team and the JV swim team. She decided to pursue a nomination to West Point after attending a service academy workshop during her sophomore year, as well as West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience.
She is also a member of a local Infantry Explorers Post, which meets at the Los Alamitos base. Her professional goal is to become a psychologist, so that she can help fellow soldiers in need of counseling.
She is the daughter of Juan Carlos and Sylvia Gonzalez.
As a member of Congress, Roybal-Allard nominates students who reside in the 40th Congressional District for appointment to U.S. service academies. These military institutions offer students a fully funded college education in exchange for these students committing to at least five years of military service as commissioned officers after they graduate.
For more information about the service academy application process, students residing in the 40th District can contact the congresswoman’s Commerce office at (323) 721-8790, or visit her service academy webpage.