"One of the happiest moments of my life."
JHS Senior Accepted To US Naval Academy
Alejandro Bello-Munoz, a Jenks High School senior, was recently accepted to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Bello-Munoz, a first-generation American who has been attending Jenks since seventh grade, plans to study Political Science or International Relations with the goal of one day working in foreign embassies for the State Department.
“I don’t take for granted the freedoms we have here in America,” said Bello-Munoz. “I appreciate so many things about our country and what this country means to me and my family. One of the reasons I want to serve is to be able to pay back what the United States has done for me.”
An active member of the National Hispanic Honors Society and the Jenks High School Key Club, Bello-Munoz completed the lengthy application process in December and recently received a special phone call from U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.
“He told me I was accepted to the Naval Academy, and honestly, it didn’t even hit me until after I hung up the phone,” Bello-Munoz recalled. “I started thinking about all the time and all the work I put in to get to this point. To go through the process and then to find out I got in, it was definitely one of the happiest moments of my life.”
Bello-Munoz will report to Annapolis at the end of June, and upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he will serve a minimum of five years.
“It is a little bit intimidating to be indoctrinated into military life,” stated Bello-Munoz. “However, I’m looking forward to getting in shape, becoming more disciplined, and being part of the incredible tradition of the Naval Academy.”