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West Orange Senior Andrei Rosu Receives Appointment to West Point

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School senior Andrei Rosu recently received his appointment to West Point, where he plans to major in Business Management and serve in the Combat Support Branch.

Rosu will be following in the footsteps of his father, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Al Rosu, who served in the United States Army for 28 years. The younger Rosu has already accomplished more than an appointment to West Point as well.

The family settled in West Orange after Lt. Colonel Rosu retired. Andrei, 18, and his siblings (Abby, 16, Ari, 13, and Arthur, 11) attend(ed) Redwood Elementary School, Thomas Edison Central Sixth, Liberty Middle School and West Orange High School.

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Both Al and his wife Candy have logged considerable hours of community service, whether in the schools, Boys Scouts, or Mountaintop League.

Andrei has been active at the high school, currently holding the rank of Cadet Major and Deputy Officer of the West Orange High School Jr. Air Force ROTC program. He was soccer co-captain for the boys soccer team, a two-year captain of the wrestling team and an Eagle Scout.

Andrei is now the sixth WOHS student to be accepted into a military academy in the past 10 years. Eric Washkewicz, Matthew Dunovant and Dylan Pennell, United States Naval Academy; Ginamarie Arrabito, United States Air Force Academ; and Christopher Morgan, United States Military Academy, have preceded Andrei and have each been successful.

“It’s always been my dream to attend West Point,” he said. “It’s a great feeling to finally earn this appointment I’ve worked my whole life for. I am definitely excited to attend USMA for the next four years and serve in our military to give back to our country.” 

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