Port Jeff Alumnus update

James Murphy, a graduate of Earl L. Vandermeulen High School’s Class of 2015, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point.

During the six-week training, Murphy participated in courses related to first aid, mountaineering, marksmanship, and nuclear, biological and chemical training.

He will now begin work toward his bachelor degree, with a graduation date of 2020. Following graduation, he will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.