Marshall Islander accepted to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy – VIDEO

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By Rolynda Jonathan
Chuuk Xavier High School valedictorian James Myazoe II has become the second Marshall Islander to qualify to a prestigious U.S. military school.
 Myazoe followed his cousin’s footsteps, advice Jefferson Bobo, the first Marshall Islander qualified to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy when he received his acceptance letter.
 He told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat that Bobo helped him through the application process.
 Myazoe, who was congratulated by RMI President Christopher Loeak and the cabinet during a special ceremony, says he is motivated to push through.
Myazoe plans to study civil engineering, a profession he says his island country needs.
He plans to return home after the four-year academy. Bobo, who helped Myazoe with his application, graduated from the academy in May 2011.
Myazoe will be departing next week to begin his boot camp. Congratulations from OTV.