Soboba tribal member enters West Point

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Yawaywish Laupsa-Briones of Great Oak High School and the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians will use her softball and academic skills at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Mike Hiles, Special to Valley News Yawaywish Laupsa-Briones graduated from Great Oak High School in May, and Monday, July 13, she started her training at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. Of 13,000 applications received, the school chose 1,210 new cadets. Academic classes will begin after four weeks of basic training. “West Point is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I did not want to miss it,” the 18-year-old member of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians said. “The reason I chose West Point was the great student body, the staff and their willingness to always help, its softball program and the ability to serve our country as an Army officer after I graduate.” Yawaywish Laupsa-Brio
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