High school grad appointed to Coast Guard Academy

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Benjamin Wolhaupter of Agoura Hills has recently been admitted to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Less than 10 percent of those who apply are accepted.

The U.S. Coast Guard has recognized Benjamin Wolhaupter of Agoura High School for superior academic achievement and leadership potential. He has accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy and will be sworn in as a member of the Class of 2014 in June.

Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive, a press release states, and less than 400 appointments are offered annually from a pool of more than 4,000 applications. Cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five-year service commitment to the Coast Guard upon graduation. All graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Wolhaupter is the son of Susan and Charles Wolhaupter of Agoura Hills, and grandson of Malibu residents William and Roberta Wolhaupter.