Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Alabama’s Jessica Baeder, will soon add another title to her name: cadet. Baeder said she has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “In joining the Long Gray Line, I also follow in the footsteps of my father, and grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who all served in the military,” Baeder said in a Facebook post. “This has been in my heart and mind since I was little and although I was blessed to have some amazing offers from other incredible universities, ultimately, I felt the Lord’s urging that this is the path He has for me.”

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