A Big Accomplishment For A Selma High School Senior

It's a first for a Selma High School graduate and it's also a huge honor. Christina Louie is the first woman from the South Valley and the first Selma High School student to get accepted and attend the 'United States Naval Academy' in Annapolis, Maryland.

"Right now I'm don't feel like a senior," says Christina Louie, "I'm hanging out with my friends, like nothing really new, this whole year went by so fast."

However, the 18 year-old is accomplished. According to Selma High's principal, not only is she the first female in the South Valley to go to the 'U.S. Naval Academy', she's also the class valedictorian.

"I worked hard, studied hard and it's all thanks to Selma High School," adds Louie.

She says she always dreamed of joining the military and her mentors from the school's Marine Corps ROTC program encouraged her to apply to the service academy. The response came fast.

"I was actually a little slow at first to open it and I was like, 'Oh it's a portfolio type thing and so it was exciting," says Louie.

Even with all her accomplishments Louie says she's still feels like a high school senior the day before her graduation.

"Tomorrow I'll just be excited and a little nervous up on stage when they announce my name, 'Christina Louie U.S. Naval Academy.'

Louie is leaving for the 'U.S. Naval Academy' in a few weeks and will be sworn in on July first. She says she would like to be a Marine Crops public affairs officer.