Thompson Announces Appointment of Liam Wilderoter to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

February 7, 2019
Press Release
DuBois Area High senior accepts fully-qualified appointment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced that Mr. Liam Wilderoter of DuBois, Pa. has accepted a fully-qualified appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Liam is a senior at DuBois Area High School, and he is the son of Ms. Margaret Guido of DuBois and Mr. Bruce Wilderoter of Pittsburgh.

“Liam has excelled in the classroom, on the playing field and in service to his community,” Rep. Thompson said. “All of the individuals who wrote letters of recommendation in support of Liam’s application commented on his good character and leadership qualities. They said he is a natural leader who is disciplined, hard-working, and serious, and these traits are balanced with an affable personality and great sense of humor. I know that these attributes will serve him well at the academy, and it is an honor to nominate Mr. Wilderoter. I wish him the best of luck at West Point.”

While at DuBois Area High School, Liam has been a model student-athlete. He has excelled on the football and track and field teams, served as an attorney for Mock Trial, and a flag bearer for Camp Cadet. He scored in the 99th percentile on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Liam was chief financial officer for the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, has volunteered his time to help with the local blood drive and raised money for a handicapped-accessible Merry-Go-Round.

Liam’s maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Margaret Guido of DuBois, Pa., and his paternal grandfather is Mr. Donald Wilderoter of Valley Stream, N.Y. Liam, who is a triplet, has two sisters, Erin Wilderoter, a senior at DuBois Area High School, and Renee Wilderoter, a student at the University of Pittsburgh.