Thompson Announces Caitlin A. McGlaughlin of State College Accepts Fully Qualified Appointment

Jun 9, 2014 Issues: Education

Washington, D.C. – Caitlin A. McGlaughlin of State College has accepted a Fully Qualified Appointment for Admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, according to U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard.  The daughter of Ronald and Ann McGlaughlin, Caitlin earned a high school GPA of 4.6 and ranked in the top ten percent of the graduating class of 2014 at State College Area High School (SCAHS).  
At SCAHS, Ms. McGlaughlin made the High Honor Roll in all four years, received the Power of the Paws Award for citizenship, and was recognized as a Faculty Scholar.  Additionally, she was extremely active in extracurricular activities, particularly in athletics.  Through her entire high school tenure, Ms. McGlaughlin participated on the tennis, lacrosse and ski racing teams where she received numerous awards and recognitions as an outstanding athlete.  In her eleventh and twelfth grade years, she served in leadership positions as team captain of the varsity tennis team, and also as captain of the lacrosse team in 2014.  
“Caitlin’s appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy comes as no surprise, she has had an impressive academic career, as well as a clear dedication to public service.  I am proud to have supported her nomination. I wish Caitlin the best in joining our proud men and women who selflessly serve in our nation’s military,” Rep. Thompson stated.
Ms. McGlaughlin also has long been involved in community activities, including the Little Lion Ambassadors, SCAHS Athletic Leadership Institute, the State College Food Bank, and State College Toys For Tots.   
Ms. McGlaughlin’s paternal grandparents are Ronald and Crystal McGlaughlin of Huntingdon, PA; and maternal grandparents are Carmen and Bernice Terrizzi of State College, PA.