GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A D.H. Conley High School senior accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
Nolan James Paramore was presented his appointment earlier in the year, but was recognized during in a special ceremony on Wednesday by Mrs. Dollie Burwell on behalf of Representative G.K. Butterfield.
Paramore was one of only about 1,200 students admitted to the Naval Academy out of 15,000 applicants. He said it was always his dream to attend Navy.
He described what it was like to get accepted.
“When I first got it, I actually got it at school,” Paramore said. “At first I started jumping around, you didn’t know what to do because you’re still at school. But when I got home the celebration started. Parents just started jumping up and down for 20 minutes straight.”
Paramore was also accepted into the Air Force Academy.
He plans on becoming a navy aviator pilot after school. He leaves in June.