Thompson Announces Anthony Rombold, of Sommerville, Has Accepted An Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Feb 2, 2010

Washington, D.C.—Anthony D. Rombold, 19, of Summerville in Jefferson County, will soon join the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, according to U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, who nominated him.  Anthony is the son of Rick and Celeste Rombold.

“One of the greatest pleasures of my position is the honor of nominating outstanding young men and women to the service academies,” said Thomspon.  “Anthony excels in everything he attempts and will be a huge asset to the Academy and an exemplary officer.”

Rombold is number 1 in his 2010 class at Clarion-Limestone Junior Senior High School with a grade point average of 4.18.  He is the senior class president, lettered in varsity football for three years, is a member of the National Honor Society and is an Eagle Scout.

No stranger to work, Rombold has spent 27 hours a week washing and detailing cars at Clarion Ford Mercury.  He is a member JROTC and of the Civil Air Patrol.  His list of accomplishments includes being a power lifter, and an Archery Club member, being part of Envirothon, an environmental trivia competition, being president of Sensations, the school show choir, and teaching vacation Bible school.  He has been an altar server and was named one of the “top ten teens” by Faith: The Magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Erie.

“Anthony is a patriotic young man with a desire to serve his country,” said Thompson.  “He has made excellence a goal in everything he attempts and I am looking forward to hearing great things from him in the future.”

His paternal grandparents are Fred and Erla Rombold of Sharon and maternal grandparents were the late Mario and Laura Ann Gigliotti of Punxsutawney.